Salt and Light offers a fresh perspective on the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, showing how these two pillars of Christian moral teaching complement each other. The Ten Commandments are the 'ground floor,' providing the contours of the moral life. The Beatitudes, by contrast, show us how to live as creatures meant to share in the life of God. Beyond merely a list of dos and don'ts, Mark Shea, in his engaging style, introduces the modern reader to a fuller grasp of Catholic moral teaching.
What are the seven corporal and seven spiritual works of mercy? What is their origin in Scripture? Are they still relevant today? How can we make them part of our lives? Reflecting on these pillars of Catholic social teaching, Mark P. Shea examines their history, practice, and meaning for Christians today. With wit and insight, he shines new light on these ancient traditions.