Operation Body and Soul An Edge Night on Burying the Dead About this Edge Night The call to bury the dead as a Corporal Work of Mercy offers an opportunity for us to look at the sacredness of the body. Even after death, the body is not disregarded and discarded, it is treated with respect and care because we have faith and hope in the Resurrection of the body. During this Edge Night, the youth will come to a better understanding of the sacredness of the body (even after death), while learning ways to live out this Work of Mercy. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is for the middle school youth to understand the sacredness of the human body, which incorporates the Corporal Work of Mercy to bury the dead. Although decisions about burial and funerals are left to adults, there are practical ways middle school youth can practice this work of mercy. Catechism # 2289 # 2299 - 2301 # 2447 - 2448 YouCat # 393 - 394 # 387 # 450 Scripture Genesis 1:26 -28 Tobit 1:16 -18 Isaiah 58:6 -7 Matthew 25:31 -46 John 19:38 -42 1 Corinthians 6:19 -20 Key Concepts End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.