A Church Tests Its Compassion

A pastor disguised himself as a homeless drunk to test his church’s compassion. Very cool:


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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2 Responses to A Church Tests Its Compassion

  1. judahgabriel says:

    Reminds me of the Ba’al Shem Tov, founder of Chasidic Judaism. He would go around disguising himself to see how people would treat a person of lesser standing.

    Cool idea.

    It highlights the need for us as Messiah’s disciples to build up the kingdom through the way we live. That’s the real message of Torah, IMO, or at least, it’s a weightier issue of the Torah. All this arguing over theological matters amounts to nothing in comparison to the good works and compassion and mercy that we ought to be practicing.

  2. jeremiahmichael says:

    That is awesome.

    Judah, I like your reference to the Baal Shem Tov.

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