Purely Love ....
When we come into the church the first thing we will always see in Jesus on the Cross. Some churches don't like a crucifix, they say that Jesus has risen and just a cross or a 'resurrected' Jesus rising above the cross. It is true, Jesus suffered, died and rose from the dead, afterwards sending back to his Father in heaven, but the cross is a reminder to s that Jesus suffered and died for our sins. He was prepared to give everything to win us back from the grip of sin.
Today we are reminded about suffering and about our reaction to it, how easy it is for us when things are going well to forget or ignore those in need. Jesus wants mercy to be second nature to us, not something we ought to do, or think about from time to time, like in a specially designated 'Year'. Mercy springs from love and means stepping outside our comfort zone rather than just giving a few pounds to charity. Look at the Corporal Works of Charity - they are 'doing' things. Yes, charities need our money so that others can 'do' the things on our behalf, but the giving can become impersonal and self-justifiable.
Were Lazarus at our gate, what would we do? Well so often he is and Jesus is beside him wondering who will help him- purely out of love.