31 July

"God has put some talents into your hands.
Some of you have heard or will hear the call
to become priests, religious or nuns,
or even lay people committed in the world.
Let Christ guide you and never be afraid
of answering like the young Samuel to serve in the Church! 
"

To walk together towards holiness!

Jean Huot

At the red point of Certosa Di Trisulti, we were able to gather the thoughts of Clotilde from the Clermont-Ferrand Fire, and from the whole St Joan of Arc Fire from Brussels. 

To Clotilde, scouting is a practical and daily approach for our faith, while walking, camping, rendering a service, during common activities, animation and prayer. “Although some consider faith as abstract, scouting activities give us actual keys to follow Jesus, practical means to deepen our faith, such as adventure, life in nature which lead us to believe. Moreover, the effort on the road, in climbing mountains, the challenges make us more humble and accessible to meeting the other, to meeting Christ.”

“Scouting allows us to nurture our faith within the community, in a privileged environment within a team. This community life is daily training to serving, and this service makes us more permeable to meeting others and more open to prayer. In serving handicapped people we really feel we are meeting Jesus among the weakest. I would have never had the opportunity to render this service alone, but in the team we were able to overcome the fear of each one.”

On the other hand, the St Joan of Arc Fire from Brussels (Belgium) gave us a few extra experiences on practicing faith on the road: “Scouting is a means to walk together towards holiness. Walking, and the road experience show us how we can make ourselves lighter, how we can get rid of the superfluous. We can project this experience onto faith. We can discover the presence of God in the nature he has created, allowing us to meet Him in the simplest and most beautiful things.”

 

“The visible signs we wear as senior guides, our attitude, our prayer on the roads allow us to be witnesses of Christ. Our team meetings allow us to grow in charity as we don’t all have the same path even if we share what is vital and the goal to be reached (Jesus who is the Way)”. 

 

“Scouting, and Euromoot especially, drives us to meet brothers from other countries, questioning our faith in relation to culture and developing love. Being in uniform and keeping a slow walking pace encourages meeting with others, allows us to be a witness, to share, to offer a service or to accept help given and warmly accepted, a unique opportunity of sowing seeds of testimony through a simple world, a contact, a careful thought.” 

 

Thank you very much to Clotilde and to the St Joan of Arc Fire from Brussels as they have dared to testify on a personal topic, not always easy to talk about. To answer Clotilde’s fear saying that she had not much to say, these testimonies are rich in their simplicity. Think of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, doctor of the Church, who picked up sewing pins for the greatest glory of God. Scouting is a means to prepare the ways of the Lord for you and for the world around us. Parate Viam Domini!

Interview traduction giacomo

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