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Divine Mercy

Works of Mercy

Be Merciful Even As Your Father Is Merciful (Luke 6:36)

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

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

The Church sees in these words a call to action, and she tries to practice mercy. "Man attains to the merciful love of God, His mercy, to the extent that he himself is interiorly transformed in the spirit of that love towards his neighbor." (Pope John Paul II, Rich in Mercy, 14)

The Church teaches us to be merciful in various ways:

The 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.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

  1. Admonish sinners.
  2. Instruct the uninformed.
  3. Counsel the doubtful.
  4. Comfort the sorrowful.
  5. Be patient with those in error.
  6. Forgive offenses.
  7. Pray for the living and the dead.

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