“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” Matthew 23:23
I became aware of the Triune Mercy Center years ago, well before The Weight of Mercy was published. After hearing about its ministry among the homeless and prostitutes and drug addicts, I assumed it was another social service organization. At best (I deduced), it attached Jesus’ name to its ministry and loosely held to select Biblical principles. At worst, it ignored gospel truths for a worldly emphasis on love and acceptance.
I now see how wrong I was. Reverend Deb Richardson-Moore has not persevered in her job at Triune to do social work, but to serve and lead a church that is made up of both underprivileged and affluent Christians.
Throughout this captivating story, I saw how the Triune Mercy Center, fueled by the faith of Reverend Moore, changed lives and honored Jesus in how they combined Biblical truths and wisdom in ministry. Also, while she humbly admits her mistakes and struggles, she never shied away from calling her parishioners to action.
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