Luke 9:56 “For the Son of man has not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Mercy will always trump religion. We are all called to be God’s channel for mercy. When we help the needy we are allowing God to use us. Instead of focusing on our neighbors shortcomings, we should focus our generosity on our neighbors NEEDS and let God meet our needs. The Christian spirit is not one of retaliation. Never retaliate on the people who the enemy is using, retaliate on the enemy by showing mercy to people who are in need and pray for them to be led by the Holy Spirit.