Yesterday, Pope Francis closed the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica marking the end to the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began last December. He reminded us, “Even if the Holy Door closes, the true door of mercy, which is the heart of Christ, always remains open for us.”
Continue to be a sign of God’s mercy in this world by actively being like the Good Samaritan: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, burying the dead, and/or giving alms to the poor.
Be committed to being Christ for others in your world, by helping your neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs. Using your particular gifts, find ways to instruct the unknowing, counsel the doubtful, admonish sinners, bear wrongs patiently, forgive offenses, console the afflicted, and/or pray for the living and the dead.
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