Caring for Our Common Home: The Object of Mercy
Christmas is here ~ CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT!
We hope you are enjoying a spirit-filled Christmas! Gifts from the heart supporting those in need bring the light of Christ to all, giving joy to the world.
We usually think of the works of mercy individually and in relation to a specific initiative: hospitals for the sick, soup kitchens for the hungry, shelters for the homeless, schools for those to be educated… However, when we look at the works of mercy as a whole, we see that the object of mercy is human life itself and everything it embraces. (Pope Francis, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Sept. 1, 2016.)
Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities, and NPH USA, are just a few of the organizations which embody what Pope Francis has in mind. When we care for one another, especially those in poverty, we, too, find Christ. Let us continue the season of giving throughout the year.