Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy

Happy Hearts At Home: The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy: Admonishing the Sinner:
"The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy

Convert the sinner,
Instruct the ignorant,
Counsel the doubtful,
Comfort the sorrowful,
Bear wrongs patiently,
Forgive injuries,
Pray for the living and the dead."

Hmmm...I quickly read through the above list and went 'ick...those are hard...I don't think I like them very much' That was my 'inner brat' The thing is that those are indeed hard if you aren't grounded in Christ and have no clue to the Truth that only the Holy Spirit can wait...they aren't 'hard'...they are impossible.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 3 SECTION 1 CHAPTER 3 ARTICLE 2:

the basis of our mission

The Sprirt takes us out into the desert (Pastoral Letter, Lenten 2006) | Gozo Diocese:

"I really wish that we all grow in our conviction that we are truly God’s children and treasure this identity which is really the basis of our mission. Oh how I do wish that we become even more rooted in our sense of belonging to God and that it informs our vision of Church."

Our True Identity

The Real Me : A Catholic Reflection:

"Of ourselves, we are nothing. In Christ, we are sharers of the divine nature (2 Pt 1:4). When we realize our nothingness without Christ and our glory in Him, we will love ourselves and not be proud."