EDITOR: I write in support of Mercy Rescue Church serving our community, and in particular those persons who find themselves homeless, on upper Broadway. Having been privileged to participate in Wednesday night worship there, I can testify to the changed lives that, although miracles all, have become routine.
Isaiah’s call “to bring good news (hope) to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners … to comfort all who mourn;” can hardly be considered controversial within all major religions, and it’s all happening there, on nearly a daily basis. I’ve seen it, and am amazed with it.
Perhaps what surprises me more is how anyone can call the impetus to all of this, Mercy Rescue (which on Saturday celebrated its new status as an official church), “controversial.”
D. ALLEN WYLY