Goal of this Edge Night
The goal of this Edge Night is to show that God is first and foremost commanding us to love Him and make Him the center of our lives. Our love of others and of ourselves will flow correctly when we keep God first in our lives.
Edge Night at a Glance
All of the laws and all of the prophets hang on what we call the Greatest Commandment – and the Greatest Commandment centers around making God the center of our lives. If we truly love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength then our lives will be correctly ordered. What Jesus was saying when He said this
was the Greatest Commandment is that if we love God, then we will want to follow His other commands – we will want to attend Mass each week, we will keep God’s name sacred, and we will love God more than we want what other people have. God wants to be the top priority in our lives, and He wants us to say yes to Him with our entire being.
Honing in on this idea of having God as the top priority of our lives, we will start out by listing the things that we love – paring these down with our small groups to a top ten list. After this first small group time, there is an opportunity to talk about what we love – and how we sometimes have our lives out of order. The Proclaim will flow from this idea as it focuses in on God as a jealous God who wants to be our top priority. In the Break, the youth will take this to a practical level when they schedule out their days so they can see where they spend their time – and how they can fit in more time for God in their daily lives. The Send will reflect upon loving with our whole heart, whole soul, whole mind, and whole strength.