In lieu of a more regrettable mid-life crisis, Lara Patangan, a freelance writer and mother of two boys, spent a year doing works of mercy that unlike aging promised to defy gravity. She has been writing about the life-changing power of mercy ever since. Her first book,
Simple Mercies: How the Works of Mercy Bring Peace and Fulfillment will be published by Our Sunday Visitor in May. Please visit her blog,
MercyMatters.net, to join this community that believes in the power of mercy to change the world.