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Year of Mercy Comes to a Close; Christ’s Mercy Flows

November 16, 2016

Christ's Mercy in the Year of Mercy This coming Sunday, on the feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis will officially close the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. During this past year, what efforts did you undertake to learn more about Christ’s Mercy? Did you seek it for yourself and your loved ones over the past year? I would love to hear about your endeavors. Please share in the comments section. For me, it has been an extraordinary year learning more about the gift itself, as well as Christ’s expectation that we share it with our neighbor through our own willingness to grant it to others.

Over this past year, I devoted one post per month to describe, define and show practical ways of incorporating the various corporal and spiritual works. In case you joined this journey mid-stream, and might have missed a post or two, here’s a recap; with direct links to the associated posts.

Corporal Works of Mercy:

Feed the Hungry/Give Drink to the Thirsty

Clothe the Naked/Shelter the Homeless

Visit the Sick

Visit the Imprisoned

Bury the Dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy:

Counsel the Doubtful/Instruct the Ignorant

Admonish the Sinner

Comfort the Sorrowful

Forgive Injuries

Bear Wrongs Patiently

Praying for the Living and the Dead

Christ’s Mercy is Limitless and Endless

Although the Year of Mercy comes to an official close this coming weekend, Christ’s Mercy is limitless and endless. Don’t think that, if you missed this window, that you are out of luck. For as long as man takes a breath, Christ is ready to bestow His mercy on each one of us. I encourage you to take a stroll through these posts and revisit the meaning of Christ’s Mercy and learn how you can be a bearer of it yourself. Since we can never get enough of it, I’ll have more to say on this topic in my next post.

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