Friday, May 20, 2016

On to day #100 with the Baltimore Catechism

What must we do to love God, our neighbor, and ourselves? To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves we must keep the commandments of God and of the Church, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

My dear children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth. (I John 3:18)

Which are the chief corporal works of mercy? The chief corporal works of mercy are seven:
  1. To feed the hungry.
  2. To give drink to the thirsty.
  3. To clothe the naked.
  4. To visit the imprisoned.
  5. To shelter the homeless.
  6. To visit the sick.
  7. To bury the dead.

Further reading: CCC 2443-2449

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