The churches corporate life of mercy is not a complimentary frill that can be added on or taken off depending on the exigencies of other so called “needs”.  It cannot be separated from mission because mission is born from God’s mercy to sinful man.  It is not an ornament on our life together because our life together is born out of the sacramental life given by the One Who gave His life for all,  Caring for humans in their bodily need cannot be separated from caring for their spiritual need (James 2).