See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

38. We believe in the corporal works of mercy. When we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, attend to the sick, visit the imprisoned, or bury the dead, we actually minister to Jesus. (Mt 25:25-40) We trust in the goodness of God’s creation. (Gen 1:4-31) This confidence permeates the Catholic imagination. It becomes visible in our art and architecture, our liturgical calendar’s rhythm of feasting and fasting, and our folk pieties and sacramentals.


In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”

Each day in’s World Meeting of Families section you can reflect on the official Catholic teaching on the family presented in the catechesis, pray a special prayer together as a family or individually, and stay on top of breaking news about the events coming Sept. 22-27, 2015.

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