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Share ExperiencesObjectives l The young people will:l Discover the importance of acting wisely.l Learnhowtomakethingsrightaftermarkingapoorchoice. Gather in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Blest Are They”(CD-2, #11).Gathering Prayer Gather the young people in your prayer space. Invite them to close their eyes and think: Who are the wisest people you know? What qualities do these people possess that make them wise? Then offer the following prayer:Leader: Loving God, we ask you for wisdom as we begin another class together. Help us focus on you and your message. Let’s pray The Lord’s Prayer together.Cover Activity l What Is Wise? What Is Foolish? (page 1) Read the introduction at top left. Choose a strong reader to read the modern parable aloud to the class. Ask the young people to share their own wise or foolish stories.Story l The Right Side (pages 2–3) Look at the illustrations for clues as to what the story might be about. Remind the class that this week’s Gospel centers around being prepared and making smart choices. Take turns reading the story aloud.Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers: 1. Louise slowly takes responsibility as the consequences pile up and she faces Josh at the police station. 2. The scooter doesn’t belong toLouise. It’s too big for her to handle. Josh told her not to take it. She doesn’t have a license. 3. Louise does not anticipate having an accident, dealing with the police, getting hurt, causingdamage to the scooter and the vehicle, and the possibility of spending time in juvenile detention. 4. The officer does what is right. He does not yell at Louise, but he urges her to confess what she has done wrong. 5. Josh makes sure Louise is safe first. He is kind without dismissing the severity of what she has done and has to make right. 6. Louise is safe and wiser.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The young people will:l Explore Gospel examples of wise and unwise actions.l Understand the purpose of the First Reading in the Liturgyof the Word.l Appreciate how Jesus is like the bridegroom—he willGospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the young people to listen to this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).Sunday Gospel l Parable of the Wise and Foolish Girls (page 4) Have four young people take the roles of Narrator, Jesus, Watcher, and Bridegroom. Divide the rest of the class into two groups—half of them Foolish Girls and the other half Wise Girls.Read the Gospel and then discuss the Talk questions. Answers: 1. Lamps were part of daily life, so the girls would know the lamps may need oil. 2. Faith, prayer,living Jesus’ message. 3. By living every day as Jesus taught in the Gospels: forgiving people who hurt us, doing homework on time, praying every day, being courteous and helpful at home with our families, doing what we know is right in spite of peer pressure.4. Open-ended.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l The Word of God Helps Us Grow (page 4) This Sunday's Gospel is about being prepared. Ask: How do we prepare ourselves to hear God's Word? Read this doctrine lesson aloud to the class.Now turn to the two Talk questions. Encourage discussion and participation from everyone. Accept all answers.Teaching This Week’s LessonTG1-34come again and is worth waiting for.Art: Mark MarderosianWhat is Wise? What is Foolish?about 10 wise and foolish girls.the foolish students realized that they did not know the material for the test. They asked the smart studentsOnce there were ten students who were going to take a test. Their teacher allowed them to have a notecard during the test. Five of thenote cards, there won’t be any for us.”So, the foolish students took out their textbooks and tried to  ll their note cards as quickly as possible while the other students left to take the test.theWy rhaenttohtehfeocollaishsrostoumdetnotsta kneisthedte, st. But, the doors were closed and they were lateforclass.Whentheygotin,their teacher told them that their punishment for being late was that they did not get to use their note cards.daySor, wthaetchoouurto, fothr eyoLuodrdo’sncootmkninogw. theJesus usesparables fromeveryday life toanswer questions.An eighth graderwrote a modernversionofSunday’s smWarhteandthweednatytofathpeatretsyticnasmteea,d. Gospel parablestudents were smart and  lled out their note cards as much as they could; the other  ve weren’t asto borrow their note cards. The smart students replied, “No, if we give you ourMatt SchoenbauerPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeGive an example of somethingwise or foolish you have done.

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