Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spiritual works of mercy:

  • To smile at others, to give others flowers, to sing in church, to read inspirational emails, to think happy thoughts, to go to reiki class, to walk a labyrinth?

  • To save the seals, to adopt a dog from a shelter, to save the rainforest, to refuse to wear animal skins, to be a vegan, to give to animal shelters, to have a "Save the Manatees" license plate?

  • To be fruitful and multiply, to love your enemies, to pray, to go to Church, to be nice to others,to respect the dead, to help the poot, to not say anything controversial?

None of above!

  • To feed the hungry,
  • to give drink to the thirsty,
  • to clothe the naked,
  • to visit the imprisoned,
  • to shelter the homeless,
  • to visit the sick,
  • to bury the dead.

No, those were the corporeal ones. There are corporeal works of mercy, see above, and there are spiritual works of mercy.

I pick:

  • Admonish the sinner,
  • instruct the ignorant,
  • to counsel the doubtful,
  • to comfort the sorrowful,
  • to bear wrongs patiently,
  • to forgive all injuries,
  • to pray for the living and the dead.

I am NOT good at:

to bear wrongs patiently, to forgive all injuries

and no better at admonishing sinners.

How about instructing the ignorant?

Me and Baltimore Catechism:

You are a 96% traditional Catholic!


Congratulations! You are more knowlegeable than most modern theologians! You have achieved mastery over the most important doctrines of the Catholic Faith! You should share your incredible understanding with others!

You take the quiz (even if I gave you one answer for free).

On Two Greatest Feasts, I hesitated between Easter and Penteost and Christmas and Easter, which I picked. On Holy Days of Obligation, I may have picked the wrong list, not knowing exactly which ones are so in US.

No, not that one. Changing those gave me only 97%.

Perhaps I should have chosen* Church helps us get to heaven "through good works" instead of "through sacraments"?

Might ask Pope Michael who was raised on Baltimore. I was converting on five other Catechisms./HGL

* Just had to correct from "chosing" to "chosen". Over tired or a hacker? Dunno!/HGL

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