Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lent Day 36 - Why is Almsgiving Valuable

Lent Day 36 - Why is Almsgiving Valuable?
By Father Robert Barron
Almsgiving is valuable because we're members of a mystical body-we're implicated in each other. I can never say that your suffering is not mine or that your neediness is not mine. All of us are co-implicated.

We're responsible for each other and giving alms is a very concrete way to acknowledge that.

Almsgiving is also tied to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Every Catholic is obligated, everyday, to practice those. Almsgiving offers a very clear and concrete way to fulfill that obligation.

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