Thursday, October 12

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." — Jesus of Nazareth

Today’s Excerpt:

Is there someone you’d like to ask for forgiveness?

Read the stories below and decide how to respond with kindness and love.

The Story of the Forgotten Game

Matt got a new game that his sister Val is excited to play. When Val asks if she can take it to a friend’s house, Matt says no. Val takes it to her friend’s house anyway and forgets to bring it back home.

What can Val say to sincerely apologize for taking the game without permission?

A Story of Disappointment

Ari’s dad promised to take him to the park after work and Ari was looking forward to it all day at school. That evening something came up and his dad couldn’t take him to the park.

When Ari’s dad says he’s sorry, how could Ari respond with forgiveness?