Beggar A Life Night on Jesus and the Poor About this Life Night This Life Night involves a twist that will challenge teenagers’ perception of outsiders and help them realize that every person they meet offers an opportunity to encounter Christ. The Gather features a game and video that focuses on phrases that Jesus did and did not say. The Proclaim breaks open the series and specifically challenges teenagers to recognize Christ in the poor and marginalized. Teens discuss this idea further during the Break and then take their conversation to prayer during the Send. The Life Night closes with a reveal of the “outsiders” and a challenge for the teens to evaluate how they show hospitality at youth group. Goal of This Night The goal of Beggar is to help teenagers understand that Jesus identifies with the poor, marginalized, and outcast because He was one of them. The teens are also challenged to recognize Jesus in those on the periphery of their own lives. Catechism # 543 - 545 # 2443 - 2446 # 2546 Scripture Matthew 11:5 Matthew 25:31 -45 Mark 10:17 -27 Key Concepts • Jesus was born into the humility of a manger and then exiled; throughout His ministry He identified with sinners, outcasts, and the poor. • Jesus invites the outcast, sinner, and poor into the Kingdom of God. He is very clear that these individuals will inherit the Kingdom because of their capacity for humility and repentance. • Jesus calls His followers to embrace poverty, explicitly telling them that as they serve the poor and the outsider, they will be directly serving Him. Key Terms Poverty Periphery 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.