Goal of this Life Night
The teens will understand that the light of Jesus Christ reveals who we are and our call to holiness. Understanding that growing in holiness means conforming ourselves to Christ, they will identify an area of their life that needs to be conformed to Christ.
About this Life Night
This Life Night provides the teens an opportunity to see how Jesus reveals to us who we called to be. It starts with a Gather game that pits light against darkness. The game leads into a teaching that outlines how understanding Jesus as the Light of the World helps us to see ourselves and our call to holiness more clearly. Using a mirror as an example, the teaching demonstrates that humans were created perfect reflections of God’s love, but that sin cracks and distorts that reflection. When we make the choice to grow close to Christ through prayer and sacraments, we conform ourselves to Him. Becoming imitators of Christ allows Him to repair and restore our original image as reflections of God’s love. The Break is experiential, giving teens an experience of walking in the light. They learn that although walking in the light can be uncomfortable initially, it gets easier the longer we do it. The teens will then invite the Light of Christ to reveal the darkness of their sin; they will have an opportunity to turn back toward the Light through the sacrament of reconciliation.