Worth of All Persons
We value and love all people, just as God does.
“I Am Amazing” by Janné Grover
“Rain Down” CCS 260
God loves each and every one of us. We can be like Jesus by loving all people and treating them fairly. The Enduring Principle, Worth of All Persons can be expressed as “be kind,” as in Ephesians 4:32, “be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” Download this skit “Bee Kind,” in which children may recognize their own or others’ behaviors in caring for others as Jesus did.
Keywords: kind, kindness, God’s love, drama, skit, scripture study
Sometimes we feel hurt or upset by what another person says or does, especially when that person is in our family. When this happens, ask your parents to plan a family meeting. Choose one item to hold when it is your turn to speak—like a stress ball. While the ball is passed around the circle, each person may share her/his thoughts and feelings.
For example: Your sister takes your Legos™ out of your room. Your Dad starts the meeting by saying, “Today let’s talk about sharing our toys.” When the ball comes to you, you might say, “I love it when we play games together, but it bothers me when you take my Legos™.” When it’s your sister’s turn she might say, “I like to build too, but I don’t have any Legos™ of my own.” Once you know how each person feels, you can work together on a solution, like creating a bucket of Legos™ for sharing while your favorite Legos™ stay in your room.
At the end of the meeting, close with a compliment circle, saying something nice about another. This is the most important part! Pass the ball again and give a compliment to the person on your right such as “I really like it when you… You are really good at…” Pass the ball again and compliment the person on your left. It’s important to learn how others feel and to tell others how you feel about them. Let them know the good things about them. It makes everyone feel of worth and loved, just as God loves us.