How It Starts God is the Creator About this Life Night There is much discussion about our origins. Do Catholics believe in creationism or evolution? Tonight we will take a multi-faceted approach to talking about creation. We will start with a discussion on literary forms in the Bible and why that is an important consideration whenever one reads Scripture. We will look at Genesis and highlight the important truths found there concerning our primeval history. The Break for the Life Night provides teenagers with an opportunity to discuss and process the teaching, and the Send includes a prayer from the Book of Daniel wherein all of creation praises the Creator. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to illustrate several concepts that relate to creation: literary forms in Scripture, God as the creator of all, human beings as the summit of creation, and other truths of Genesis. Catechism # 279 - 301 # 325 - 379 # 390 # 395 # 1700 - 1706 # 2331 - 2336 # 2346 - 2347 YouCat # 41 - 50 # 56 - 59 # 280 # 436 Scripture Genesis 1:1 -31 Genesis 2:4 -25 John 1:1 -5 Church Documents caritas-in-veritate 0 Key Concepts The creation narratives speak an important truth about our beginnings, whom we are called to be, and where we are going. These narratives do not need to be historical or scientific to be true. God is the author of all creation – the entire universe – including each of us and has proclaimed all of it to be “very good.” Man and woman were set apart in creation, made in the image and likeness of God and each given a soul. This original state of harmony with God, each other, and creation is called “original justice.” 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.