As I have understood it true religion is to visit the fatherless and the widow and to help the poor and the needy. But, here are some other insightful and powerful comments on True Religion. They are worthy of much pondering as we approach the time of year in which we naturally reach-out in an effort to be more Christlike.
I don't believe that true religion is just an action. It's an attitude of the heart. The question then becomes -- do we love the poor (and in spirit) and the needy more than we love the things of the world? Are we willing to give up all 'things' in order to put the Lord and His work (the building up of His Kingdom on earth) first?
Elder Howard W. Hunter writes in his talk entitled True Religion -- that "James tells us that true religion is a devotion to God, demonstrated by love and compassion for fellowmen, coupled with unworldliness. Be rather religious both in appearance and in reality, remembering what true religion means."