A Royal Pain Suffering About this Life Night The night will show that, in Christ, suffering has a great meaning and purpose. It will start out with an icebreaker that demonstrates we are not meant to suffer alone, but rather with a community where we can overcome things together. The Proclaim will feature witnesses from those who have experienced suffering or worked with those who have. The night will end with a focus on Divine Mercy and a call to action to help others overcome suffering. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens recognize that, while we all experience suffering at some point, it does not have to be in vain. Because Jesus Christ became incarnate, He could unite Himself with our suffering and give it new meaning. Although suffering is never easy, it always offers an opportunity for grace to abound and for saints to rise up from the ashes. Catechism # 295 # 571 - 573 # 606 - 618 # 1500 - 1505 # 1851 # 1865 YouCat # 66 - 70 # 100 - 103 Scripture Job 2:1 -11 Psalms 103:6 -18 Matthew 20:19 Mark 8:31 Luke 24:26 -27 Luke 24:44 -45 Acts 4:32 -32 Key Concepts Faith is the virtue that best overcomes suffering, as can be seen in the book of Job in the Old Testament. God does not make us suffer; we suffer because we live in a broken world and because sometimes we fall short of the glory of God. Jesus Christ conquered suffering on the cross and made it possible for suffering to be redemptive, as opposed to meaningless. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life 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.