The goal of this Edge Night is to allow the middle school youth to learn about the importance of forgiveness. They will learn why forgiveness is so important not only in their daily lives, but as a party of their relationship with God as well.
Edge Night at a Glance
Oftentimes we find that it is hard to forgive someone for hurting us because we cannot let go (or forget) the suffering they have caused us. Jesus is our best example of forgiveness. Though many sinned against Him time and time again, Jesus always forgave. Moreover, He exemplified the importance of the effect of forgiveness by calling sinners from their former life into a new life. There are three types of forgiveness that we may experience in our lives: the forgiveness of others, forgiveness by others and forgiveness of ourselves. It is important that Catholics understand that in order to exist in true communion with the Spirit, they must learn to forgive others as well as themselves.