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DISCUSSION GUIDE: Issue of Oct. 6, 2019

IGNITING THE FIRE
Page 8
1. What was the phrase participants of the Igniting the Fire Lock-In saw upon entering the gym? Discuss what that means to you.
2. What were some things the participants did to God's love for others?
3. How can you show God's love to other?
4. What do you think Father Edquist meant by asking the teens to set the bar high?
5. The participants were offered a chance to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation? What gifts do we recieve from the sacrament and why is it important?

BMX
Page 12
1.  What did Matt Wilhelm admit he was teased for as a youth? Recall a time when you were teased and how that made you feel.
2. What made Wilhelm feel better after he was bullied? How would you try and make someone feel better if they were in a similar situation?
3. What did Jesus teach us about how we should treat one another?
4. Why do think St. Michael principal Kennedy called Wilhelm's message a message of hope?

JOURNALING
Page17
1. How often do you make time to stop and reflect? How might it be helpful?
2. What is the difference between a journal and diary?
3. How might journaling be a form of prayer?
4. What are some ways you can let the stressors in your life be untied and let go?
5. If asked to write thank you messages to the angels in your life, who are a few people you might write to?

 

LIFE AND AUTUMN

Page18
1.  Diltz states life and autumn are about change. What are some changes that happen in life?
2. Is change always bad? What are some positive changes that have happened to you?
3. What do you think is the best way to approach change?

 

REVEL IN AUTUMN

Page 18
1. Why do you think Plaiss states that autumn gives him hope?
2. The writer mentions the pier at Michigan City and Tippecanoe state park. What are some places in nature where you felt God is present?
3. What is one of your favorite memories of Fall?

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