The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the youth to Life Teen’s 2012 theme, Radiant Joy, and to help the youth understand that true joy comes from having a relationship with God.
Edge Night at a Glance
The 2012 theme for Life Teen is Radiant Joy. We are taking a year to explore what it means to be joyful and to have that joy radiate from us to others. Joy is more than a feeling or a fleeting experience. Joy is something that comes as a result of our relationship with God. In Galatians, St. Paul tells us that joy is a fruit of the Spirit. As we plant and cultivate our faith, we experience these fruits in our lives – especially joy. It is important to note that joy is not simply a state of being happy all the time. Joy is the result of us giving our lives to God.
The Edge Night will begin with a discussion of things that make us happy. The Proclaim will help transition the night from focusing on being happy to being radiant with joy. During small groups, the youth will discuss how they can have a deeper relationship with God so as to experience true joy and be encouraged to share that joy with others. The night will conclude with a time of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.