The Spiritual Works of Mercy

Part 5: Console the Sorrowful

The following is the fifth in a seven-part series on the spiritual works of mercy.

There's a funny truth I've discovered over the years: When someone dies, those who love them want prayer.

It doesn't matter if a person claims to be an atheist.

It doesn't matter how loudly they protest against God, against faith, against the Church.

Sometimes, they just need someone to pray.

Part 4: Counsel Those in Doubt

The following is the fourth in a seven-part series on the spiritual works of mercy.

Doubt is very popular amongst academics today. It's sometimes called a sign of a real, mature, adult faith - and yet in ages past, such an idea would have seemed preposterous.

Why?

Because we are saved by living faith (see Eph 2:8; 2 Cor 5:7), manifested through good works in obedience to the Lord and the love that he places in our hearts (see Mt 25; Jas 2:14-26).

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