I can't believe all the wonderful responses I'm getting on my Mercy and Charity post. Thank you all for your input, and keep the comments coming!
What I hope to do is harvest many of your thoughts and include actual brief quotes within that portion of the book. Regrettably I won't be able to give direct credit where credit is due (a book can't have hyperlinks, after all) so I want to make sure that's all right with everyone.
Don't stop commenting, lots of people are getting some very good information from your opinions!