The middle school youth will consider how they experience the love of God in their friendships, and how following the example of Christ can enhance relationships with friends.
The eighth commandment, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” helps to define our relationships with one another by prohibiting any interactions that are untruthful. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
The eighth commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in our relations with others. This moral prescription flows from the vocation of the holy people to bear witness to their God who is the truth and wills the truth. Offenses against the truth express by word or deed a refusal to commit oneself to moral uprightness: they are fundamental infidelities to God and, in this sense, they undermine the foundations of the covenant. (2464)