Goal of this Life Night The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens recognize that, while we all experience suffering at some point, it does not have to be in vain. Because Jesus Christ became incarnate, He could unite Himself with our suffering and give it new meaning. Although suffering is never easy, it always offers an opportunity for grace to abound and for saints to rise up from the ashes. About this Life Night The night will show that, in Christ, suffering has a great meaning
Desolation, in all its forms, and the whole concept of spiritual warfare is something that we cannot overlook or forget as youth ministers. We must remember, as the Church does almost nightly in the Liturgy of the Hours, that our “opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion waiting for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). We must be “sober and vigilant” against these attacks by the Evil One in our own spiritual lives and the in the spiritual lives of our teens.
I’m not the smartest guy on the block. God, in His mercy, is constantly reminding me of how little I know. He does this through marriage, parenthood, ministry, and, well, just about every facet of my life. I do know movies, however – at least I thought I did. So imagine my surprise several years back when I plopped down on our sofa for our “Family Movie Night” and ten minutes into the Disney classic Bambi I come to find out that Bambi is male.