Have young people think about the last time they saw a political debate (on TV or otherwise). Point out that we can see and feel the passion each side has for its cause because the debaters show it through their voices, word choices, actions, and gestures. Say: There are so many things people feel passionate about: the environment, education, human rights, religious rights, safety and violence. We can also have passion for things that affect our personal lives. Have young people name things they are passionate about in their daily lives and share with the group, as you record their passions on the board. Invite volunteers to tell the class about one of the passions listed. Point out to young people how we can surmise St. John’s emotion and intensity as Anton Raphael Mengs portrayed those through his stance and facial expression. Ask: When people ask us about Jesus or our faith, are we as passionate? How do we show our faith to others in our gestures, actions, and speech? Then, have young people spend a few moments journaling about their passions and their faith. Remind young people that what they write is private and won’t be shared with others. If there is time, invite volunteers to share their thoughts.