Work the Work A Life Night on Living the Works of Mercy About this Life Night The Life Night begins with everyone extending a sign of peace to show mercy. For the Gather, the teens play Youth Group Feud. The Proclaim explores the dignity of the person, explains the works of mercy individually, and demonstrates how the works of mercy uphold human dignity. The Break provides teens with an opportunity to commit to completing a work of mercy. The Send expands the Divine Mercy message by focusing on Jesus’ instruction to be merciful to others. The teens pray through a reflection that encourages them to be merciful in difficult relationships and situations and then lifts up these relationships while praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Goal of This Night The goal of Work the Work is to encourage teens to be merciful by participating in the works of mercy. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are covered together because we are composite beings, made of both body and spirit, and the entire person is in need of mercy. Catechism # 1829 # 2447 Scripture Isaiah 58:1 -7 Tobit 1:16 -18 Matthew 6:14 -15 Matthew 25:35 -45 Key Concepts • Dignity is the state of being worthy of honor and respect. Each and every person has dignity because each and every one of us is a child of God; made in His image and likeness. • When we are merciful to others, we acknowledge and affirm the dignity of the human person. • There are 14 works of mercy. They are divided into seven corporal works, which care for the person’s physical needs, and seven spiritual works, which care for a person’s internal desires and spiritual needs. These works are motivated by having received mercy from God and others and wanting to share it. Key Terms Dignity Corporal Spiritual Service Works of Mercy 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.