Do you practice the Works of Mercy?

Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Shelter the homeless.  Clothe the naked. Visit the prisoner. Visit the sick. Bury the dead. Do you?

In his blog Experimental Theology, Dr. Richard Beck comments,

Many Christian traditions formally recognize seven Works of Mercy as obligations that every Christian must perform. The warrant for six of the Works of Mercy is found in Matthew 25.31-46. The seventh Work of Mercy–burying the dead–was later added based upon Tobit 1.16-17…These are the actions that define the Christian lifestyle. The irony, of course, is that few Christians actually do any of this.

Artist Ade Bethune provides striking visual representations of the seven Works.

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