The middle school youth will understand their obligation to nourish and protect their faith, so that it continually grows and thrives. They also will understand their obligation to spread the message of Jesus and help others grow in their faith.
As Christians, our faith in God is foundational. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Our moral life has its source in faith in God who reveals his love to us. St. Paul speaks of the “obedience of faith” as our first obligation. He shows that “ignorance of God” is the principle and explanation of all moral deviations. Our duty toward God is to believe in him and to bear witness to him. (2087)
As disciples of Jesus, we also are required “to nourish and protect our faith with prudence and vigilance, and to reject everything that is opposed to it” (2088). The Catechism describes various ways of sinning against faith:
Voluntary doubt about the faith disregards or refuses to hold true what God has revealed and the Church proposes for belief. Involuntary doubt refers to hesitation in believing, difficulty in overcoming objections connected with the faith, or also anxiety aroused by its obscurity. If deliberately cultivated doubt can lead to spiritual blindness.