This reflection will help youth consider the reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. How does Jesus help us overcome our fears?
Person of Christ
Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of God resounded in the realm of death. The unimaginable occurred; namely, love penetrated Hell.
The cross expresses love, service, unreserved self-giving: it truly is the “tree of life”, of overabundant life. – Pope Francis
On Good Friday, Catholics remember the death by crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is a solemn day of fast and abstinence.
Easter is the most significant celebration in the church year. Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter is actually an octave, lasting eight days.
This reflection will help youth understand why Jesus is the “Light of the World”. Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation of the heart of God.
If we had to introduce Jesus to somebody, would we be able to? How would we identify Him? This reflection asks us who we think Jesus is.
Jesus Christ, in His infinite love, has become what we are, in order that He may make us entirely what He is. – St Irenaeus
The readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A show us that God is Lord over all of the earth. This might be a good time to talk about how we can let Jesus be Lord in our own lives. There is also a theme of recognizing God.
There are several different aspects of the story of the woman at the well which are interesting to reflect upon. Here are some questions for different ways to look at this story. These can be used to help facilitate group discussion or for starters for journaling.