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THE WORKS OF MERCY. SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY 1. Spiritual works of mercy have for their object the good of the soul of one's neighbour. 2. They also are seven in number, viz., (1) to convert …More
THE WORKS OF MERCY.
SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY
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Spiritual works of mercy have for their object the good of the soul of one's neighbour.
2. They also are seven in number, viz., (1) to convert the sinner, (2) to instruct the ignorant, (3) to counsel the doubtful, (4) to comfort the sorrowful, (5) to bear wrongs patiently, (6) to forgive injuries, and (7) to pray for the living and the dead.
3. The Gospel tells us that it is by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy done by us that we shall be judged on the last day: - « And when the Son of Man shall come in His majesty, and all the angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the seat of His Majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before Him and He shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on his left. Then shall the King say to them that shall be on His right hand: « Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess you …More
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