In this module, sponsors are first led to consider for themselves the meaning of the term human dignity by exploring ways in which human dignity is diminished. They then enter the story of the Great Commandment and Jesus’ call to mercy as the action that builds up and restores human dignity.

Bishop Frank invites them to understand how “love helps a person to realize the dignity they already have” and that love is not something to be earned. We are born with dignity. Why? Because we are made in the image and likeness of God. Both sponsors and the young people are asked to consider the question, “Tomorrow, when you encounter someone in need of tenderness and mercy, what do you hope you will do in response given our call as people of faith?”