Being distinguished by ranks, according to riches and their chances for learning

How can your riches and your chances for learning make you look differently at/disregard another person?

What can we do to stay humble and promote oneness and equality in Christ, also in the face of economic and educational differences?

This week’s text is taken from 3 Nephi 3:12-15 in Community of Christ’s version of the Book of Mormon.

And the people began to be distinguished by ranks according to their riches and their chances for learning; some were ignorant because of their poverty, and others received great learning because of their riches. Some were lifted up in pride, and others were exceedingly humble; some returned railing for railing, while others would receive railing, and persecution, and all manner of afflictions, and would not turn and revile again, but were humble and penitent before God. Thus there became a great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up; insomuch that in the thirtieth year the church was broken up in all the land, save among a few of the Lamanites who were converted to the true faith.

In the context of this scripture, what is your idea of true faith?

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