The middle school youth will learn about our call to action and ways that they can get involved in helping others.
Faith and works are an important part of our Catholic life. Some faiths argue that we are saved by our faith alone. The truth is, we are saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8). However, Jesus said, “Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). In the words of Christ, we hear how important our works are. Having faith is not only about saying prayers and acknowledging God with our lips, but also with our hands and feet. Jesus also makes this clear in Matthew 25: 31-46. The measure by which Jesus judged the righteous is not by faith alone – rather, we will be judged on how we cared for others (feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving water to the thirty, give shelter to the homeless, visiting those in prison, visiting the ill and burying the dead).