Alone A Life Night on Solitude vs. Isolation About this Night The Gather is an activity that allows the teens to see what common experiences they have with one another, culminating in the experience of loneliness. A testimony from a teen transitions into the Proclaim, which unpacks the difference between solitude and isolation. The Break gives the teens an opportunity to reflect on and discuss Peter’s betrayal and Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. The Send is a guided meditation on Jesus’ encounter with Peter after his betrayal. Goal of This Night The goal of Alone is to help the teens recognize their experiences of isolation and loneliness and motivate them to move from isolation to solitude before God and into community with one another. Catechism # 763 - 768 Scripture Genesis 2: Matthew 27:1 -10 Luke 5:16 John 18:15 -27 Key Concepts • Being in solitude is good because it gives us an opportunity to contemplate who we are before God. We get to know our truest self and gain a deeper intimacy with God. • Isolation is a result of the fall of humanity and is never good. It is a lack of self-awareness. It is a numb, dulled existence. Isolation is a lack of authentic friendships and community. • Christ established the Church to help us develop a mature interior life and grow in authentic community. Key Terms: Isolation Solitude End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version 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.