Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Giving Field

Yesterday several members of the Militia Immaculata Beaumont met at the Giving Field on Liberty to do some charity  work.

The Giving Field on Liberty Street is a donation garden with a mission of feeding the hungry fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, as well as, provide education on living a healthier and more sustainable life through the garden. Click Here to find out more about the Giving Field

All of the harvested food goes to the area soup kitchens to feed the hungry. 

 We are called to boldly proclaim the true faith, but as Catholics we are also called to live out what we preach. 

We are all called to perform corporal works of mercy. We are called to perform acts of charity. 

Acts of charity combat the world, the flesh and the diabolical  because they are opposite  mentalities. They are mirror opposites. The worldly mentality  is about selfishly using others as objects but acts of charity are about giving yourself selflessly and treating others as yourself.

Charity is the truest form of love. In the Greek it’s known as: agape or the love of God or Christ for mankind. Charity is to do something for someone and not expect anything in return- to love other people just because they are creatures of God. 

Jesus said that we should love our neighbors as if they were ourselves. Acts of charity involve giving of our time, talent, and treasure. 

Acts of charity are not about BIG acts. It could be simple things in our lives, or as Mother Teresa said, “To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much we put in the doing, that makes our offering something and beautiful to God.”

Those who are consecrated to Jesus through Mary have agreed to be tools of grace. For them, even the smallest acts of kindness transform simple worldly kindness into supernatural merit. 

Omnes cum Petro ad Jesum per Mariam!

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