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Book review: “The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ”

“The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ” by Mark P. Shea is a wonderful book to ponder and meditate on.
BY BENET EXTON Published: April 22, 2012
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“The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ” (Servant Books, $14.99) by Mark P. Shea, a columnist at CatholicExchange.com, is a wonderful book to ponder and meditate on.

Shea discusses the work of mercy and how people can do these works for the betterment of our world. He discusses the topic with a social justice view. He describes how people can do these works today. Some are easy, others hard.

Shea says the works are: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, harbor the harborless, visit the sick, ransom captives, bury the dead, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, admonish sinners, bear wrongs patiently, forgive offenses willingly, comfort the afflicted and pray for the living and the dead. This book is recommended.

— Benet Exton


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