The Corporal Works of Mercy

In the JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY, we are asked to complete Works of Mercy.

The Corporal Works of Mercy come from the well known story that Jesus tells of the Final Judgement when God will return to separate his people like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. Some will go to eternal paradise and the others to eternal contempt (regret).

The reason that some get paradise is because they did the following: Fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, clothed the naked, helped the homeless, visited the sick and the imprisoned, and buried the dead.

We ask Mary our Mother’s prayers, that we might be people who look for ways of being merciful each day: Hail Mary…

Think: How can you perform a work of mercy today?

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