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 Post subject: Acts of Mercy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:45 am 
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Quick question...

Our priest the other day was discussing the corporal acts of mercy (as it related to Matthew 5) and said something like, "Parents, when you are feeding your kids, are are doing an act of mercy."

So are we really engaged in an act of mercy like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick when we do these things for our kids? And maybe even engaged in a spiritual act of mercy when we "instruct the ignorant, admonish the sinner, comfort the sorrowful?"

Seems to me that's just doing our job. :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Acts of Mercy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:47 am 
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Jesus didn't say we had to do those things for strangers. :D Your job as a parent helps you get to heaven. Lots of opportunities to develop virtue in those little things.

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 Post subject: Re: Acts of Mercy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:51 am 
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Peetem wrote:
Quick question...

Our priest the other day was discussing the corporal acts of mercy (as it related to Matthew 5) and said something like, "Parents, when you are feeding your kids, are are doing an act of mercy."

So are we really engaged in an act of mercy like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick when we do these things for our kids? And maybe even engaged in a spiritual act of mercy when we "instruct the ignorant, admonish the sinner, comfort the sorrowful?"

Seems to me that's just doing our job. :scratch:


We are obliged to perform the Corporal Acts of Mercy for all who need it. But charity begins at home.

Imagine what this country would be like if ALL parents did their duty to their children and raised them to do the same for their children -- the need for charity to others would virtually disappear.


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 Post subject: Re: Acts of Mercy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:00 am 
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Vern Humphrey wrote:
Peetem wrote:
Quick question...

Our priest the other day was discussing the corporal acts of mercy (as it related to Matthew 5) and said something like, "Parents, when you are feeding your kids, are are doing an act of mercy."

So are we really engaged in an act of mercy like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick when we do these things for our kids? And maybe even engaged in a spiritual act of mercy when we "instruct the ignorant, admonish the sinner, comfort the sorrowful?"

Seems to me that's just doing our job. :scratch:


We are obliged to perform the Corporal Acts of Mercy for all who need it. But charity begins at home.

Imagine what this country would be like if ALL parents did their duty to their children and raised them to do the same for their children -- the need for charity to others would virtually disappear.


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