Wednesday, October 11

"Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love."
— Fred Rogers

Today’s Excerpt:

Is there someone you wish would forgive you?

Watch ”Mr. Rogers asked about when he gets angry” (2-min video) to hear Fred Rogers tell about a time he got angry with his grandson.

In this video, Fred Rogers shares about a time he visited his grandsons one day after work. They were playing with the hose in the yard, and Mr. Rogers warned them he didn’t want to get wet. The oldest son kept getting closer to spraying him, so Mr. Rogers says he firmly told them to turn it off. Afterward, Mr. Rogers realized he was unfairly interrupting their play time, and he asked for his grandson’s forgiveness.

Reflect:

  • Were you surprised in the story when an adult asked for forgiveness from a child?
  • What did forgiveness look like in this story?

THIS WEEK’S LESSON

Forgiveness