THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.

Corporal works of Mercy

THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY:

1. Feed the hungry.
2. Give drink to the thirsty.
3. Clothe the naked.
4. Shelter the homeless.
5. Visit the sick.
6. Visit the imprisoned.
7. Bury the dead.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2449 reminds us of what God said in the Book of Deutornomy 15:11: “For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor in the land.'”

And then states:

Jesus makes these words his own: “The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”In so doing he does not soften the vehemence of former oracles against “buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals . . .,” but invites us to recognize his own presence in the poor who are his brethren:

When her mother reproached her for caring for the poor and the sick at home, St. Rose of Lima said to her: “When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.”

SEE AS WELL: THE 7 SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY IN https://catholicsstrivingforholiness.com/2016/03/31/the-7-spiritual-works-of-mercy/

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