Parents – these lessons are designed to initiate discussion. Please sit with your child and complete them together.
Lesson Three – I can forgive and be forgiven
Read the following story:
Sienna and Ruby were best friends. They’d been friends for years, had been together in the same class last year and had shared many good times together. Sometimes they rode together to school and they always played together at lunch time. Everyone knew they were friends.
One day, they were playing with Ruby’s electric game. Sienna became angry when she lost, so angry in fact that she threw down the game, breaking it. Now both girls were angry. They called each other names. They didn’t ride to school or play together for a whole week.
Sienna talked to her mum about what had happened and she suggested she think about how she and Ruby could be friends again.
The next day, Sienna waited at her gate for Ruby. When Ruby came along and saw her friend she felt scared because she didn’t know what to do. Then Sienna said, “I’m sorry” and Ruby also said “I’m sorry, too.” They were friends again and rode to school together. At lunch time they played together and everything was back to normal again.
Q1: Sienna and Ruby shared many good times together. How did they miss the mark in choosing not to be faithful to what God wanted?
Q2: What were the girls’ feelings after the fight?
Q3: How did the girls hit the mark of choosing to be faithful to what God wanted?
Last week we heard the story of Zacchaeus. Watch the following video to review the story:
If we want to be like Zacchaeus who got to know Jesus, then we need to reflect on our lives like he did. One way to do this is to make and Examination of Conscience. You have a copy of one of these in your “My Reconciliation Book” that you make in class.
Here is an example of an Examination of Conscience. They are questions that we can ask ourselves to reflect on our lives.
Q4: Choose one of these issues that you need to work on. Make a list of a few ways you can start to improve in this area. Try to practice this during the week!