by Aaron Cartwright ’21 (Seton House)
On Friday, February 9, the sophomore class went on a retreat. This retreat was organized by NET (National Evangelization Teams), a group whose main purpose is to bring the gospel to young people, in an attempt to make a positive impact on their lives.
To start the retreat, the NET people introduced themselves, and had the sophomores play a game. The game was all about communication with other students in the row. After many attempts, the game grew intense, with everyone trying hard to win. This helped the sophomores develop better teamwork. After the game, the NET leaders asked what the sophomores thought a perfect human is like. The sophomores suggested many physical objects and concepts including but not limited to: money, women, and success. Then the NET leaders told a story about a man who gave up those things to become a monk, and was later named a saint. Their story showed that material goods are not the way to gain true happiness.
NET then split the sophomores into groups, and took them into the gym. A very competitive game of human foosball ensued. Students were going side to side in an effort to not allow the ball to their side. Everybody was laughing and having a good time. The rest of the day was devoted to understanding the role of the gospels and Jesus’ teaching in daily life. A period of bible study and discussion of the concepts of happiness and service commenced in the different groups. The retreat ended with a 20 minute prayer period, where the NET people prayed over each sophomore individually. THS thanks NET for coming to our school and teaching our sophomores on how to be more holy.