I help lead a program where students share food and spend time in conversation with the homeless on Sunday nights. This program, called the Saint Benedict Joseph Labré Ministry to the Homeless, has now run for 720 consecutive Sunday nights. In fact, it’s popular enough that students have to sign up to participate.

We are fortunate that being Samaritans through this program is the norm here on campus. But our churches and schools that so often practice the works of mercy cannot be the only avenues that nudge us toward showing mercy to those in need. Our challenge is to make mercy something we practice in every situation and at all times. What is one way I can serve outside of mcomfort zone today?

—Connor Walters is a communications coordinator at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. He also coaches rowing and co-moderates the school’s Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry to the Homeless.