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Week 9 - The Search

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Watch the video together

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Have a conversation together

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Write a few thoughts that come from the content (these are private and will help the teen to remember for conversations later with their Catechists)
Intro

This week we are giving you a really good video for you to watch. Just click on the link in the next box over. The intro to the video is below:

To find clues as to the meaning of life, we first look at ourselves. Who am I? Is there more to me than matter? Is there more to us than meets the eye? We talk with neuroscientists, psychologists, composers, and artists to examine the mystery of you. If you’re just a body, then satisfaction in life should come from tending to simple bodily needs. Fill your stomach, be comfortable. But there’s more to you then that. You are material and immaterial. And that unseen part of you craves for so much more. As C.S. Lewis once said, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

The Search Video
  1. Go to formed.org/signup
  2. Select our parish by entering the postal code – w5 2dz
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED
  5. Then you can watch anything for free on FORMED
  6. This week we want you to watch The Search Episode 2 (it’s on FORMED’s homepage)
Jesus' Resurrection

Here’s a video from Mark Hart talking about making sense of all the facts of the Resurrection.

God has a great plan

Finally, here’s a video to inspire you that God has a great plan for your life which is SO big and extraordinary. Fyi – Tim Tebrow was a mega famous American Footballer.

Reflection Questions

These questions are for you to discuss together, teen and parent.

How mind blowing are we as individuals? What is the most impressive thing about you?

In what ways are science and faith compatible?

 

Prayer

Prayer of Wonder and Awe:

God, we often look at your creation with wonder and awe. The creation of this earth and beyond is so beautiful that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend. We stand in wonder at your creation — how infinite! And yet every grain of sand is so important. Your creation fills us with feelings that take us beyond ourselves, and yet it draws us into ourselves to see the you present within. May we hold on to this sense of wonder, propelling us to discover your universe, ourselves and you. Amen.

Send us a snapshot

For this week we want you to send us one fact from the video that you found startling.

Email: formation@ealingabbey.org.uk

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