When It’s Dark A Life Night Addressing Crisis About This Life Night The Life Night begins by welcoming the teens to a comfortable environment and saying an opening prayer under candlelight. The Proclaim discusses the crisis and how to process crisis situations in a healthy way, as well as the existence of evil and living victoriously with Jesus in the midst of darkness. The Break is a small group discussion and prayer about how the crisis is affecting the community and each person individually. During the Send, the youth minister, parish priest, or deacon leads the group in praying the Order for the Blessing of a Victim of Crime or Oppression. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to discuss the emotions teens may experience when a crisis happens, and the existence of evil, as well as inspire them to have hope in Jesus when it’s dark. The Life Night is designed to be general so it can be adapted to meet the needs of various crisis situations. Catechism # 309 - 314 # 324 # 396 - 400 # 1708 Scripture Genesis 1: Genesis 2: Genesis 3: Romans 8:20 -23 Ephesians 1:7 1 Corinthians 15:57 Key Concepts – God does not create evil; He creates only what is good. Evil is the absence of good. – Crisis affects every person differently. There is a wide spectrum of emotions that can be experienced, and it’s important to honor and pay attention to those emotions. – Through Jesus, divine life and grace are dispensed to all who believe in Him. With Jesus, we can overcome darkness.