The Storm Session Four This session begins with a Gather bringing the youth in with fun music and then giving them an opportunity to build a storm in a jar. The Proclaim explains the reality of suffering and how Jesus transforms suffering. The Break gives the youth an opportunity to discuss the talk as well as introduces them to the popular devotion to Mary Star of the Sea. The Send is an opportunity for the youth to pray a scriptural rosary as well as to celebrate and wrap up the retreat. Goal of This Night The goal of this session is for the 8th-grade youth to realize that in times of suffering they can turn to Christ and that this will come more naturally if they already have a firm foundation built in Christ. Catechism # 385 # 412 Scripture Matthew 7:24 -26 1 Corinthians 9:24 1 Corinthians 15:54 -56 Key Concepts – Jesus is warning us of the storms that inevitably will come in our lives and shows us the importance of having a firm foundation to survive when they do come. – We do not have a choice in whether or not we will experience suffering or feel the effect of evil – but we do have a choice in whether or not we will let Christ into those moments to transform them. “St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, ‘There is nothing to prevent human nature’s being raised up to something greater, even after sin; God permits evil in order to draw forth some greater good’” (CCC 412). – With Jesus, you never suffer alone. He loves us and is with us in our suffering. He even allows us to unite our suffering to His and offer it up for specific intentions or for those that we love. This is called redemptive suffering. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.