By the grace of God I am a professed Third Order Carmelite. In my spiritual journey I have struggled with the issue of learning not to judge people but to pray for them. I now find myself with a summons for Jury duty. I will be submitting for a hardship as I have 2 young children who will be off from school. I am a stay at home mom and deeply believe in my state in life as a wife and mother is foremost. What does the Church teach regarding this civil "duty" There is a questionon the form as to "are we physically and mentally able to perform the duties
of a juror. I'm ready to say no, this is how strongly I feel. Words of His Wisdom, Please as I must address this quickly.