Corporal Works of Mercy: Visit the sick

A visitor comforts a young earthquake victim outside a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. (CNS/Hemanta Shrestha, EPA)
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It's not always easy to be a caregiver and bring a hint of heaven -- peace, love, wholeness and assurance -- into other people's homes. Sometimes the old and ill grow mean, or their spouses or adult children turn the simplicity of caring into drama. Their fears prevent them from knowing that when you help someone, your left hand must not think about what the right is doing (Matthew 6:3).

Michael Leach

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