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Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job

by Kerry Weber

A modern, young, single woman lives a "regular" life amid the daily pressures of New York City while also living a life devoted to service and practicing real works of mercy in a personal, meaningful manner. She shows readers that it really is possible to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirty, and visit the imprisoned, all while keeping your day job.

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 locales 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.

Kerry Weber is a Mercy Associate and Managing Editor of America magazine. She is an alumna of the Mercy Volunteer Corps and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City.

Binding: Paperback  153pp.
Pub Date: January 14, 2014
ISBN: 0829438920    EAN: 9780829438925