Thursday, November 10, 2016

{JEI}: The Year of Mercy


Welcome to the weekly link-up recently turned Blog-Hop Just Enough Info or just, JEI for short. This lovely Blog-Hop is hosted by The Zelie Group and we would love for you to join us! This week we are discussing The Year of Mercy! Let's get started with this week's questions:

1. What did you do (or can in these last few weeks!) to mark the Year of Mercy?

For my family we will be attempting to complete as many Spiritual Works of Mercy and Corporal Works of Mercy as possible! It is November so praying for the living and the dead are easy to remember since the entire month is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory. We also collect food and go through our clothes and other belongs and donate those items to shelters and food pantries. Check out the lists below and start brainstorming with me.

Here are the Corporal Works of Mercy:

To feed the hungry.
To give drink to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To welcome the stranger, also known as shelter the homeless.
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned.
To bury the dead.

Here are the Spiritual Works of Mercy:

To instruct the ignorant.
To counsel the doubtful.
To admonish sinners.
To bear patiently those who wrong us.
To forgive offenses.
To console the afflicted.
To pray for the living and the dead.

2. What Work of Mercy is easiest or most challenging for you?

Visiting the imprisoned is the hardest Corporal Work of Mercy. It's not that I am judging these prisoners, it is that I am afraid to visit. The imprisoned are not just the people in jails and prisons but this also includes those that are imprisoned in hospitals and nursing homes. I am just so empathetic that it breaks my heart to be with people that my heart breaks for. This is something I am working on and I am hoping to take my boys to visit a nursing home or hospital to bring some holiday cheer.

3. Do you have a story of mercy in your own life to share? Or do you have a favorite saint/quote/resource about mercy to pass along?

I do have a story of Mercy. I shared it in my post about Saint Vincent de Paul. He is a great saint to learn all about the Works of Mercy and Charity. I will leave you with this quote about Mercy from Pope Francis:

"God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14). ... Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish."

— Easter Urbi et Orbi message on March 31, 2013 



You have all week to answer this week's questions all about The Year of Mercy:

1. What did you do (or can in these last few weeks!) to mark the year?
2. What Work of Mercy is easiest or most challenging for you?
3. Do you have a story of mercy in your own life to share? Or do you have a favorite saint/quote/resource about mercy to pass along?

Next week we will be discussing Clothing:

1. If you had to wear the clothes from another time period, when would it be? 
2. What are you embarrassed that you wore but used to think was cool? 
3. What's your favorite article of clothing in your closet right now?

The Zelie Group has some fun questions coming up in the next few weeks so make sure to follow us on Facebook and we would love to hear what you are interested in! What are you looking to learn about? Do you have questions about the Faith? Questions about the Liturgical Year? We want to help and learn and grow with you and your families!

Also stop by the new Page I created on my blog for new information concerning The Zelie Group. It is a work in progress but it has a good start!

God Bless!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing you're story of mercy in your life. Your family is so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! Your family is beautiful too! :)

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