Are all the ordinary deeds done every day to relieve the corporal or spiritual needs of others true works of mercy? All the ordinary deeds done every day to relieve the corporal or spiritual needs of others are true works of mercy, if done in the name of Christ.
For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are Christ's, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. (Mark 9:40)
Which are the commandments of God? The commandments of God are these ten:
Further reading: CCC 2452-2055