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Works of Mercy

Works of Mercy


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     Jesus taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is also called to practice mercy towards others. 

"Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy." (Mt 5:7)

     There are many ways that we can show mercy to others.  There are Corporal Works of Mercy, which help the body, and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which aid the soul.

Spiritual Works of Mercy

     1.  Admonish sinners.

     2.  Instruct the uninformed.

     3.  Counsel the doubtful.

     4.  Comfort the sorrowful.

     5.  Bear wrongs patiently.

     6.  Forgive offenses.

     7.  Pray for the living and the dead.

Corporal Works of Mercy

     1.  Feed the hungry.

     2.  Give drink to the thirsty. 

     3.  Clothe the naked.

     4.  Shelter the homeless.

     5.  Comfort the imprisoned.

     6.  Visit the sick.

     7.  Bury the dead.


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