We’ve all heard the expression “live life to the fullest”. I wonder though how many of us have actually stopped and asked ourselves what it means to actually live life to the fullest. I’d imagine the list of answers would vary from person to person. For some it could be having as much fun and doing the most exciting things as possible. For others, it could be to graduate from college, get a great job, marry the love of your life, have some kids, and retire at 55. And still for others, it could be to play video games all day and eat unlimited amounts of Chipotle. The list of possible answers is wide-ranging. To keep it short, let’s just say we all long to be fulfilled with some kind of joy, love, happiness, and peace.
This semester in youth ministry, we’re going to dive into the question of how to go about living your life to the fullest. Our hope is that what seems to be a complex and never-ending question, will actually be answered with a simple answer. I think God knew just how overwhelming this question can be and decided He would just go ahead and answer it head on for us. Jesus came so that we might have life, and have it abundantly. With these simple words of the gospel, God gave us the answer we all seek. Over the next few months, we will look at what these words mean for us in our everyday lives, how to build a solid foundation built on faith that will last, and how to share this simple, yet life saving answer with others.
You’re invited to join us this semester as we explore the riches of living an abundant life in Christ. But let me warn you – as we explore the question of how to live your life to the fullest, don’t be shocked when your life starts to be transformed into a great adventure. God wants to fulfill our deepest longings and desires, so join us as we learn about what it means to live THE LIFE!
Our events are open to anyone in 9th-12th grades, whether or not you attend St. Mary of Sorrows.