Misericordia A Life Night on Forgiveness and Mercy About this Life Night This Life Night begins with skits by the Core Team depicting stories from their childhood about a time they got in trouble. Then, the teens get into small groups to discuss and distinguish the difference between forgiveness and mercy. The Proclaim discusses forgiveness and mercy and encourages the teens to turn to God in their sin and suffering. The Break begins with a small group discussion about the Proclaim. It proceeds to an Ignatian-style Bible reflection on the story of the blind man who cried out, “have mercy on me” as Jesus passed by. The Send introduces the teens to the Divine Mercy message and Chaplet. Goal of This Night The goal of Misericordia is for the teens to understand and receive the restoring power of Christ’s forgiveness and mercy in their lives. Catechism # 211 Scripture Genesis : Matthew 6:9 -15 Matthew 18:21 -35 Luke 23:34 Hebrews 4:16 Key Concepts • Forgiveness is a decision of the heart to go against the instinct to pay back evil with evil, and instead, freely choose to forgive those who have wronged us. Forgiveness is powerful and can begin the process of healing. • Mercy is heartfelt compassion. It is the ability for a person’s heart to take on and bear the suffering of another person’s heart. • Whether we realize it or not we are sinners, and we are suffering. God sees us in our suffering and has mercy on us. Key Terms Forgiveness Mercy Sin Concupiscence 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.