A Trailman Serves

Service is an important component of a Trailman’s journey through the ranks.  In fact, a Trailman cannot advance beyond the rank of “Recruit” if he is unable to show that he has served his community and Church.  It will not be a problem for the Trailmen of OR-1531.

On 6 Nov 18, the Troop shifted course from the recent “Science and Tech” branch to work on the “Values” branch.  This lesson was on service, and the boys shared what they knew about the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. 

The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs. 

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To shelter the homeless;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To ransom the captive;
  • To bury the dead.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs. 

  • To instruct the ignorant;
  • To counsel the doubtful;
  • To admonish sinners;
  • To bear wrongs patiently;
  • To forgive offences willingly;
  • To comfort the afflicted;
  • To pray for the living and the dead

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