Week of Apr. 3
Theme: "Dignity and Mental Illness"
"Since all people are created in the image of God, their dignity and worth cannot be diminished by any condition including mental illness."
"Whoever suffers from mental illness 'always' bears God's image and likeness in themselves, as does every human being. In addition, they 'always' have the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.” (St. John Paul II, International Conference for Health Care Workers, on Illnesses of the Human Mind, November 30, 1996)
Do you treat all people with dignity and respect? In what way? #YearofMercy
Think of a time when you've seen someone who needed to be shown mercy. Did you do anything about it? If not, what could you have done? #YearofMercy
Do you recognize that you are deserving of being treated with dignity and mercy? #YearofMercy