Posted on in Saints Are Us by The Rev. David Marshall
Traditionally there are 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy and 7 Corporal Works of Mercy. These are expressions of our Baptismal Commitment, also known as “ministry” The ministry initiated at St. Dunstan’s is feeding people, both their physical and spiritual needs. There are two Corporal works of Mercy that directly apply. Get out your Bible because I am going to give you the Scriptures to read along with them.” You can also search for readings online at BibleGateway.com.
“Feed the Hungry” Proverbs 22:9; Isaiah 58:10; 2 Kings 4:42-44; Matthew 14:15-21; 25:35; Luke 3:11; 9:12-17 and John 6:35.
The next work of Mercy is “Give Drink to the Thirsty” Isaiah 55:1; Matthew 25:35; John 6:35; John 7:37-39 and Revelation 21:6; 22:17.
Take time with some of or all of these Scripture readings. They express what we do every Tuesday evening, each of us either directly or in-directly. Just as we are fed at the Table during Holy Eucharist, we extend that meal to all we come in contact with.
I am your bro.