The goal of this Edge Night is to make the youth aware of the fruit of the spirit called modesty in both what they wear and how they communicate. The goal is also to
help them understand that modesty is not only about what they wear, but knowing the body is sacred.
Edge Night at a Glance
When we hear the word modesty, we may think of someone being modest about his/her abilities or to be moderate in consumption. Modesty is also defined in the
dictionary as “behavior, manner or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.” This night will focus on our modesty of dress. This is likely to be a tough
issue for both adults and youth. Most youth struggle with modesty because they do not see it being practiced often in media or in the fashion industry. Modesty is not meant to impart a strict set of rules, but rather to help us understand that we are created in the image and likeness of God, thus created to be modest. There is freedom found in not conforming to the current culture. Modest is also not only about what one wears, but also includes one’s speech and conduct as well.
The Edge Night begins with a fun look at how others would define the word modesty. The Proclaim will use several situations that are a visual for the discussion of modesty of clothing, speech and behavior. During small group, be prepared for difficult questions about what exactly is modest clothing and what is not. There may not be a definitive answer, but use the quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a guide.