Love Love as Self-Gift, Definition of Love About this Life Night This Life Night begins with a challenge for the teenagers to define love by listening to popular music. This Gather activity asks teens to listen to music and discuss how each song portrays love, and if they think this is an accurate description of love. This leads into a humorous video that features a camera crew “hunting” for love. The teaching for the Life Night distinguishes between several kinds of love, and why we need to be striving toward a love that gives ourselves to others in sacrifice. It will break open why sex can only take place within marriage between a man and a woman as an expression of conjugal love. The Break and Send for this Life Night allow teenagers to experience Christ’s love through the Eucharist and veneration of the cross. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help teenagers understand the definition of true love, especially as it is expressed within the Sacrament of Marriage. This night will encourage teens not to settle for a lesser form of affection and will challenge them to live the two great commandments of love. Catechism # 218 - 221 # 1603 - 1605 # 1822 - 1829 # 2360 - 2369 YouCat # 2 # 76 # 309 # 402 - 403 Scripture Matthew 22:37 -39 John 13:34 -35 John 15:10 -13 Romans 5:5 -8 1 Corinthians 13:1 -13 1 John 3:10 -18 1 John 4:7 -21 Church Documents deus-caritas-est 0 Key Concepts Every person is called to reflect the love of God in the Trinity; we are called to the two great commandments — to love God and to love our neighbor. Love is fully expressed as self-gift and sacrifice. This kind of love is called “agape” love and is modeled by Christ. Sex is an expression of conjugal love in marriage. For sex to be a full expression of love it must be free, total, fruitful, and faithful. 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.