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Youth Retreat Youth Gift To Community


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Youth Retreat

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Youth Retreat Youth Gift To Community

  2. 2. What is a Gift <ul><li>Dictionary Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>… given willingly to someone without payment </li></ul><ul><li>The New Oxford Dictionary of English </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Gift <ul><li>Practicality of a gift – It delights the giver when the gift </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fulfills a necessity of the one who receives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is pleasing to the one who receives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes the giver appreciated </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Self Analysis <ul><li>What is it that is special in you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is special in the youth of OLOL? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is special about youths in general? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does the world say about Youths <ul><li>Youths cannot be understood… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths need counseling… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths need direction… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths are very unreliable… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths are very active… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths are very energetic… </li></ul><ul><li>Youths can help us… </li></ul>The world has mixed feelings about youths
  6. 6. What the Church says about Youths <ul><li>“… It is for you, youth, especially for you that the Church now comes through her Council to enkindle your light, the light which illuminates the future , your future…” </li></ul><ul><li>(Second Vatican Council: 7-Dec-1965) </li></ul>
  7. 7. John Paul II says about Youths <ul><li>“… the Church sees her path towards the future in the youth, beholding in them a reflection of herself and her call to that blessed youthfulness which she constantly enjoys as a result of Christ's Spirit. In this sense the Council has defined youth as ‘ the hope of the Church’ &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(John Paul II in Christifideles Laici) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Bible says about Youths <ul><li>“… I am writing to you young people because you have overcome the Evil One… because you are strong and God’s Word remains in you… </li></ul><ul><li>(I Jn 2: 13,14) </li></ul>
  9. 9. These normal young boys & girl realised that their youthfulness was a gift, they allowed God to transform themselves to become the greatest gift of their community and the world
  10. 10. Youth are a Gift to the community YOUTHS ARE A GIFT OF CREATIVITY TO COMMUNITY
  11. 11. Youth are a Gift to the community YOUTHS ARE A GIFT TO BRIDGE GAPS BETWEEN GENERATIONS
  12. 12. Youth are a Gift to the community YOUTHS ARE A GIFT AS THE STRENGTH OF THE COMMUNITY
  13. 13. Youth are a Gift to the community THE COMMUNITY HOPES FOR THE FUTURE THROUGH THE YOUTH
  14. 14. Group Activity <ul><li>Youths are the current gift of the OLOL community </li></ul><ul><li>Youths are gift and hope of the future of the OLOL community </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul>