Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Corporal Works of Mercy in Your Home

Several years ago, (I am losing track of time with each baby so, I have no idea how far back it was, so I figured "several years ago" would be a safe statement), Several years ago I went to a Catholic Women's Conference. There was a speaker by the name of "So-In-So" who really made an impression on me. Really. She started talking about the day to day life of motherhood, the humdrum chores you do every day, and compared them to the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Some moms, not me of course, but some moms make a gourmet breakfast, hopelessly work through piles of laundry, teach, wipe, feed, clean, kiss boo boos, teach, wipe, feed, clean, wait, did I already say that? and then somehow, feel inadequate. Like maybe they are not contributing enough to the Church or to society.

So, I am going to enlighten you, as this dear woman did for me, whose name I can't remember who was a speaker at that conference I can't remember when it was. :)

Drumroll please.....

Feed the Hungry
Feed the Hungry

Give Drink to the Thirsty
Give Drink to the Thirsty

Shelter the Homeless
Shelter the Homeless

Clothe the Naked
Clothe the Naked

Visit the Sick

Visit those in Prison

Wake the Dead

or is that Bury the Dead? oh well.

Don't try to save the world, moms, you are doing just that!



8 comments:

  1. Love it. Next you should do one on the Spiritual works of Mercy as they manifest themselves in motherhood.

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    1. This one was a little easier to come up with. Didn't really even have to think about it. The other set will take a little brain juice, but I will deliver soon!

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  2. This post, with such perfect pictures, is PRICELESS. And I love your sentence that so perfectly sums it up.

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed reading your blog. Especially the Cloistered Heart. Such beautiful imagery there! and I can so relate.

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  3. Too funny! Thank you for releasing me from my guilt at not being part of the parish groups. I'm co-captain of the Domestic Church.

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