Mercy in the City

Mercy in the City When Jesus Asked Us To Feed The Hungry, Give Drink To The Thirsty, And Visit The Imprisoned, He Didn T Mean It Literally, Right Kerry Weber, A Modern, Young, Single Woman In New York City Sets Out To See If She Can Practice The Corporal Works Of Mercy In An Authentic, Personal, Meaningful Manner While Maintaining A Full, Robust, Regular Life Weber, A Lay Catholic, Explores The Works Of Mercy In The Real World, With A Gut Level Honesty And Transparency That People Of Urban, Country, And Suburban Locals Alike Can Relate To Mercy In The City Is For Anyone Who Is Struggling To Live In A Meaningful, Merciful Way Amid The Pressures Of Real Life For Those Who Feel They Are Already Overscheduled And Too Busy, For Those Who Assume That They Are Not Religious Enough To Practice The Works Of Mercy, For Those Who Worry That They Are Alone In Their Efforts To Live An Authentic Life, Mercy In The City Proves That By Living As People For Others, We Learn To Connect As People Of Faith. I just remembered today that I was supposed to read this book for tomorrow for this thing I m doing this semester at the university where I work I believe my actual words to that reminder of this assignment was, Well, that s not going to happen There sto this story But the point is I sat down with it tonight, and because of Weber s easy breezy way of writing, and the fact that it s less than 200 pages, I was able to read this in just a couple hours, finishing just in time to meet my re I just remembered today that I was supposed to read this book for tomorrow for this thing I m doing this semester at the university where I work I believe my actual words to that reminder of this assignment was, Well, that s not going to happen There sto this story But the point is I sat down with it tonight, and because of Web
Without much hard evidence to back up the following statement, I will say that there seems to bebooks written about Catholics in the 20 30 year old demographic than by and for that population Kerry Weber is one of the rare exceptions giving voice to this generation of young lay Catholics trying to establish their lives in a secular world while staying true to their faith amid the balance of relationships, career, and the rest of life s mundane responsibilities In Mercy in the City Kerr Without much hard evidence to back up the following statement, I will say that there seems to bebooks written about Catholics in the 20 30 year old demographic than by and for that population Kerry Weber is one of the rare exceptions giving voice to this generation of young lay Catholics trying to establish their lives in a secular world while staying true to their faith amid the balance of relationships, career, and the rest of life s mundane responsibilities In Mercy in the City Kerry chronicles her attempts at living out the seven Corporal Works of M
Short and sweet And nicely written.At first I was disappointed that it was as fluffy as it was which mostly means that I m not the target audience , but this turned out to be a nice Lenten devotion as well as some good stories Premise is that she sets out to do all the Corporal Works of Mercy during Lent one year.The author has a wonderful ability to take a mundane moment and point out the obvious now that you mention it parallels to the spiritual life, in a way that somehow avoids coming acr Short and sweet And nicely written.At first I was disappointed that it was as fluffy as it was which mostly means that I m not the target audience , but this turned out to be a nice Le
I don t feel comfortable rating this book, so I ll just leave my thoughts here a simple as possible This book wasn t for me, but I could see how it could appeal to some. I agree with others that this book is not a deep book and it would have been nice to see Weber share a bitdeeply the impact of her Lenten experience However, I think she did a great job planting a seed for all of us I am not Catholic, but I certainly appreciate all that she shares about her spirituality I am challenged to think differently and start doing what we have been commanded to dointentionally in my life I think she makes some great statements that should give us all paus I agree with others that this book is
A little bit of background I received this book as an Easter maybe also Lent present from my mom I ve consistently struggled since age 12 with my Catholic upbringing and how to involve it in my life I don t really believe in God, and I could go on for days about injustices the Catholic Church has perpetuated throughout the ages not to mention in modern times Despite all of this, I m called by Catholic social teaching, the catholic worker movement, and liberation theology Kerry Weber gi A little bit of background I received this book as an Easter maybe also Lent present from my mom I ve consistently
When I began to read, I was brought back to my early memories of practicing Lent Weber, however, explains that giving up something for Lent means using the ABSENCE of something desirable beer, sweets to make one mindful of the PRESENCE of people we come across all the time who might need a hand She decides to focus on feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty not her beer , clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, burying the dead the
Kerry Weber is the managing editor of America Magazine, and she set out to perform the corporal works of mercy feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, and those in prison, etc during Lent As a 30 something Millennial, Weber discusses the difficulties of fitting in volunteer work with a busy work schedule, a social life, and dating She doesn t want to make this effort to complete the works of mercy look like a marathon or a stunt, or make her seem overly pious and insincere to fa Kerry Weber is the managing editor of America Magazine, and she set out to perform the corporal works of mercy feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, and those in prison, etc during Lent As a 30 something Millennial, Weber discusses the difficulties of fitting in volunteer work with a busy work schedule, a social life, and dating She doesn t want to make this effort to complete the works of mercy look like a marathon or a stunt, or make her seem overly pious and insincere to family and friends But how, she asks, does one make the works of mercy count without burning out Weber s journey is interesting She works a breadline, spends the night in a men s shelter, visits San Quentin Prison, and interviews gravediggers She also manages to sponsor a friend through the Catholic
2.5 StarsRead this for my Religion class The author is completing the Works of Mercy during Lent and records her journey from beginning to end In my opinion, I feel she had a little bit of a Messiah Complex while going about this journey She seemed to want to show everyone just how much good she was doing in the world If you want to talk about how much good you are doing, you are not doing it for the right reasons I have to say, by the end, Weber did seem to grow and un
Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time This is the book I needed to read at this stage of my life Compassion and mercy have no religious requirements but it s nice to find a common theme which seems to