The works of mercy are ancient charitable practices found in the teachings of Jesus. They give us a model for how to treat others, as if they were Jesus in disguise. Offering works of mercy with sincerity provides us a path toward heaven.
What does the Bible say about? For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
Long before it was fashionable to publish books of lists, my generation was asked to memorize them. As children, many of us were asked to memorize, among other things, a mini-catalogue that was, back then, called a list of the corporal works of mercy. It contained seven biblical imperatives:.
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Show Comments. By Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD Sep 7, The following is part 9 of a part series to help inspire parish cenacle and study groups who are looking for ways to make a difference in this troubled world.
Love For the Poor. Come now, you richweep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
Works of mercy sometimes known as acts of mercy are practices considered meritorious in Christian ethics. The practice is popular in the Catholic Church as an act of both penance and charity. In addition, the Methodist church teaches that the works of mercy are a means of grace which lead to holiness  and aid in sanctification.
Jan 31, Uncategorized. The Holy Father has beautifully directed our attention this year on Mercy. By reflection of the incredible events of the plan of salvation — that God sent his only Son to us, out of mercy and love for us — we are able to have a glimpse of what we are called to do as Christians.
Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. There is nothing comfortable about leaving a local mall and as you approach the intersection, a man or women, usually looking rather unkempt is holding a homemade sign that reads: Hungry and Homeless. You try to avoid eye contact at all cost.
Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? Isaiah And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:. Job Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. Job For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb; ….