Mercy Minutes #33

Michelle Owens and her daughter Melanie, 8, participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Interfaith Peace Walk Jan. 18 in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City. The theme of this year's event was "Hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor," from Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'." Organizers aimed to draw attention to peace and justice issues, particularly climate change, poverty and income inequality. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Michelle Owens and her daughter Melanie, 8, participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Interfaith Peace Walk Jan. 18 in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City. The theme of this year’s event was “Hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor,” from Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’.” Organizers aimed to draw attention to peace and justice issues, particularly climate change, poverty and income inequality. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Today, pray and reflect on the following:
Lord, help me discern how to use my gifts to serve others. Make me an instrument of your mercy in my home, the diocese and the world. Amen.