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The following are the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy and the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy:

Spiritual works of mercy

  1. Teach the ignorant
  2. Counsel the doubtful;
  3. Admonish sinners;
  4. Bear wrongs patiently;
  5. Forgive offenses willingly;
  6. Comfort the afflicted;
  7. Pray for the living, the sick and the dead.

Corporal works of mercy

  1. To feed the hungry
  2. To give drink to the thirsty.
  3. To shelter the homeless.
  4. To clothe the naked.
  5. To visit and ransom the captive, (prisoners).
  6. To visit the sick.
  7. To bury the dead.
[Perhaps if we all performed them a little more frequently, we might be judged a little easier when our ultimate time comes…  —  KMAB]
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If you have been getting something for nothing for a long time, it’s rough to convince you to pay for it.  But pay Americans must.  In the years since the end of World War II, we have experimented with a number of schemes for producing the force we have needed, but none has been based on the notion of shared sacrifice.  It is arguable whether the current volunteer system or one in which we relied on a draft is worse, but suffice it to say that they are both bad.  We don’t need selective service.  We need universal service.  But there is great political danger in merely suggesting that all Americans contribute in a meaningful way to our collective defense, and so no politician who wants to keep his job will do it.  Consequently none does, and we are the poorer for it.
  —  Col. Jack Jacobs (Ret.), a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (and Douglas Century)
From their book:  “If Not Now, When?
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But I have an inveterate, almost uncontrollable urge to tell the truth.  Truth has an awesome power.  It is important and beautiful for its own sake, but also, without it an ordered society is impossible.  I am driven to deliver it, and so I often blurt out things that are wholly accurate but inadvisably impolite.
  —  Col. Jack Jacobs (Ret.), a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (and Douglas Century)
From their book:  “If Not Now, When?
[Would that more of us had the courage of this “failing”… — KMAB]
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TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are vulgar and dumb.  Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests.
  —  David Foster Wallace
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I hope you will reflect on what you’ve done with your talent and energy.  I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you work to address the world’s deepest inequities, on how well you treat people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity.
  —  William (“Bill”) Henry Gates, III
In a letter to the Harvard community
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I Resemble That Remark

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
  —  Robert Benchley
[As someone living on multiple daily meds and with AFib, I can SOOOOOOO relate…  —  KMAB]
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If you’re going to do something different with your life because you’ve found out you’ve got a disease, then you’re not living as you should be.
  —  Arlo Guthrie
[Very reminiscent of the lyrics of one of my favorite songs:  Live Like You Were Dyin — KMAB]
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