Chris Stefanick said “Confirmation is not just some ritual you go through on the side in your life. It has everything to do with who you are and why you exist.” What does Chris mean by this? What is your honest reaction to this statement? What does Confirmation have to do with who you are?
Chris said that it is God who chose us first, not that we chose Him first, and that the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) are powerful evidence of this. Does this line up with what you thought about Confirmation before you watched this video? What is the difference between you choosing God at Confirmation and God choosing you?
Why would the Church call the sacrament of Confirmation the “Sacrament of Christian Maturity,” especially because in some places, the Church confirms young children? How is Christian maturity different than other kinds of maturity?
CCC 1303 says, “[Confirmation] gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” What does it mean for you, as a high schooler, to be a witness of faith “in word and action”? How might a high schooler profess the name of Christ boldly? When might you be called to be “unashamed of the Cross.”?
If CCC 1303 doesn’t make you pause a bit, then you may not be taking Confirmation seriously enough, right?! I certainly find the call to boldly witnessing the faith to be a tall order! And yet, like Chris said in his video, through the sacrament of Confirmation, God gives us the graces to do the impossible. Do you want Christ to do the impossible in you? What are three ways you can prepare your heart to receive these graces at Confirmation?