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God’s gift of saving love that is offered to everyone, all the time. Grace is freely given and has no strings attached. We can respond to this gift by accepting God into our lives. Learning can be an opportunity for grace for both educators and learners. Special graces are offered in the sacraments, where we are embraced by God.
Bible: Ephesians 2:8, Romans 3:22-24
Curriculum strands: 1CL1, 1ML3, 2CL1, 2ML2, 2ML3, 2PR1, 3CL1, 3CL2, 3ML3, 4CL1, 4CL2, 4CL3, 4ML3, 5BL3, 5CL1, 5ML1, 5ML3, 6BL1, 6CL1, 6ML2, 6ML3, 6PR1, 7CL1, 7ML3, 7LS1, 7LS2, 7PR1, 8BL2, 8BL3, 8CL1, 8CL2, 8ML3, 8LC1
A broad term that embraces goodwill, forgiveness, compassion and kindness. The concept is more easily grasped by looking at specific examples of mercy in action. As Christians, both learners and educators are asked to perform both corporal (physical) and spiritual works of mercy.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
To feed the hungry.
To give drink to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead.
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
To instruct the ignorant.
To counsel the doubtful.
To admonish sinners.
To bear wrongs patiently.
To forgive offences willingly.
To comfort the afflicted.
To pray for the living and the dead.
Educators can help learners carry out these works of mercy through such things as food or clothing drives, sending letters to someone who is sick, forgiving each other, comforting a sad classmate who is sad, and praying for others.
Bible: Matthew 9:13
CCC: #1849–1851, 1391–1401
Curriculum strands: 1ML3, 2ML2, 3ML3, 4CL1, 4ML3, 5CL1, 6BL1
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