Clothe the Naked

January 9, 2016

 Clothe the Naked

“Solidarity presumes the creation of a new mindset which thinks in terms of community and the priority of the life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few.” (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, #188)

Works of Mercy usually begin as acts of charity. Today it is essential that they become acts of justice to effect changes in structures that support poverty.

  • Donate gently used clothing to people in need.
  • Initiate a parish response to provide clothing to persons who are victims of fires and other catastrophes.
  • Purchase clothing from Fair Trade stores.
  • Join efforts to support stores in buying products from companies that pay workers just wages.
  • Contact shelters for a list of articles needed by persons who have taken refuge there.
  • Donate new or gently used baby clothes to organizations that assist pregnant women.
  • Develop the practice of giving away one gently used article of clothing each time a new one is purchased.

Visit the Diocese of Milwaukee website for a full list of suggestions for living out the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Year of Mercy Calendar for today:  Go through your closet and donated the clothes you don’t wear anymore.

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Author: Kidung Adi

Kidung Adi merupakan situs terjemahan dari www.flocknote.com

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