Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber

The subtitle reads: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job.

Weber is a young New Yorker wrestling with practicing acts of mercy during the season of Lent. She volunteers at a homeless shelter, hands out sandwiches to the hungry, visits prisoners, and helps women pick out clothes at a shelter.

Weber comes across as a very amiable and personable young woman. She truly wants to incorporate more acts of service into her life and actually see the people around her who are hurting or struggling. I really enjoyed her simple, concise, and thoughtful writing style. She demonstrates that it is possible to add in acts of mercy into a busy life, but it takes desire and intention.

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