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Go: Works of Mercy

Where do you meet Jesus? The beginning of our Ash Wednesday liturgy explains that part of observing a holy Lent is to remember Jesus’ gospel of “pardon and absolution.” Yet Lent is not about confession and repentance as punishment but as a profound, grace-filled unburdening so that we might encounter the living Christ in all. When we go out, when we choose a commitment to sacred works of mercy, we set aside our notions of “otherness” and choose Christ, meeting him right where he tells us he will be—in the hungry and thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and the prisoner.

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Resources to support the path of Go: Works of Mercy
Meeting Jesus on the Margins: Meditations on Matthew 25
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus urges us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit the prisoners. And in doing so, we meet Jesus. These daily reflections provide boots-on-the-ground stories of serving and being served by "the least of these." The meditations also explore our own hunger, our vulnerabilities, and the times we are imprisoned, either self-imposed or by circumstance. Come and meet Jesus each day this blessed Lenten season.

Other resources for Go: Works of Mercy:
A Grown-Up Lent
Stations of the Cross

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