God's love takes mercy farther than we hope and truth farther than we dare.
Matthew’s Big Problem
There was no way out of his chosen life. He was too far gone.
Sacrifice (religion) vs. Mercy
Sacrifice tends to be self-serving. Mercy is scandalously selfless.
Mercy is a beautiful sacrifice — fragrant and pleasing to God. For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.