Share your “highs” and your “lows” for the past week with each other.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
What surprises you or engages you in this reading? The Youth Gathering theme is “This Changes Everything” and this verse from Ephesians is the theme verse. It reminds us that grace, God’s gift to all of humanity, changes everything. It allows us to live a life of love and service for others and it allows us to trust and hope in God’s promises no matter what. As you consider your life, how might you “change” your life so that is lives and loves and trusts and hopes in the promises of God?
Pray for one another.
Special prayer requests: Pray for Christ to open our hearts and open our ears and open our lives to his vision of life and faith and grace and peace and hope!
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead.