Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Golden Rule
Today's Sunday School lesson was all about the golden rule and making good choices. After an extensive message on doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, I gave the kids examples of situations they could be faced with and then asked what would be the right thing to do.
I asked Super C what he would do if he found a wallet full of money on the street near his house.
"Give the money to someone who needs money?" he asked.
"Well, that would be very nice for someone who needs money, but you could maybe look inside and see who it belongs to..."
"And buy them some gum?" he asked.
"Well, no..." I started to answer, but then he excitedly answered,
"Oh, I know! So the people who need money that you gaved the money to can tell them thank you!"
Next I asked Hubba what he would do if he was playing baseball in someone's yard and broke a neighbor's window. His response was immediate.
"No," I told him, "you don't run. They would probably see you running off anyway and then you'd be in even more trouble. What would be the right thing to do?"
*sigh* Sometimes I wonder if I am actually teaching these kids anything.
But this much is true; they certainly know how to make me laugh.