The Melbourne Archdiocese challenges us in this Jubilee Year of mercy with some suggested actions. What do you think? Can you try their challenge or can you set your own challenge to complete some acts of mercy in this Year of Mercy?
The spiritual & corporal works of mercy are tangible ways for us to live and share God’s mercy to those in need.
Can you remember what they are?
SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY
• Admonish sinners.
• Instruct the uninformed.
• Counsel the doubtful.
• Comfort the sorrowful.
• Be patient with those in error.
• Forgive offenses.
• Pray for the living and the dead.
CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY
• Feed the hungry.
• Give drink to the thirsty.
• Clothe the naked.
• Shelter the homeless.
• Visit those in prison.
• Comfort the sick.
• Bury the dead.
During the Year of Mercy, set yourself the goal of performing at least 10 of the works of mercy. Make it a habit!
Read the book Mercy in the City by journalist Kerry Weber, who challenged herself to complete the corporal works of mercy during the season of Lent in the big and bustling City of New York.