Personal Narrative: Jubilee Year Of Mercy

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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines mercy as, “kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation”. Pope Francis recently declaered a Jubilee Year Of Mercy, and wants us to focus on being merciful towards others. When I was a little girl, I really didn 't understand what this meant. Why should I help someone when I 'm not going to get anything back? I thought. With one simple act of mercy though, my entire viewpoint of this was changed. When I was in 2nd grade, my dad took my brotehr and I to GAC (Greensboro Urban Ministries) to volunteer at a soup kitchen. After that expierence my view on them drastically changed forever. Before I went to the soup kitchen things were completely diifernt. When I would pass some homeless person on the road, I immediantly turned awy in disgust. As if their homelessness would permeate onto me. In the town…show more content…
It was Thanksgiving day and my dad had woken up my 2nd grade self, and my 3rd grade brother, Trevor. He told us that we were going to GAC to help serve homeless people, I groaned and put my clohes on. When we actually go to Gac, I was so surprised there was so many peple there, all waiting for a Thanksgiving meal to be served. It was shocking to see all of the homeless right there in front of me. At first, I was very uncomfortable, and scared to talk to anyone. At the end, after washingg the dishes, I felt so happy, and it had been such a humbling experience that trully changed my life forever. Ever since that day, whenever I see a homeless person, I see them completely different. I thuink back to that day, and how happy they were to get that one meal, and how happy I was to see them happy. Usually I beg my mom or dad to giv them money or food, but when that fails, I just try to smile at them and let them know that I care. I have even given out a care package to a homeless couple before, and seeing their happiness made day so much better. These people are not invisible to me anymore, and never will
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