- Sit down as a household and talk about those people whom you consider least welcome in your house. Are they people against whom you have a prejudice? Neighbors whom you don’t like? Family members against whom you hold a grudge? Of others? Choose one name from this list and plan how to reconcile.
- Invite family members to make special "welcome" placements for a simple supper you make. Invite people whom you know but haven't seen in a while to come to supper and share with them.
- Read the newspaper together to see who in your community is rejected and hated, including prisoners, immigrants, and others. Become more aware of these people and if possible, help them feel welcome.
“It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty. And let us enter more deeply into the heart of the Gospel where the poor have a special experience of God’s mercy. Jesus introduces us to these works of mercy in his preaching so that we can know whether or not we are living as his disciples.”
Reflect on the counsel the doubtful and visit the imprisoned works of mercy below: