We had a very moving service in Kid City this past weekend. We're talking about forgiveness this month--a crucial skill/attitude for anyone to learn. Adults and children that talk with me in counseling situations are hurting for all kinds of reasons--the wide array of all the situations is endless. However, most of those people aren't able to get past whatever happened because of some slight or major issue with forgiveness (either with themselves or someone else). Learning to forgive is that big!
Not all the students got up--some just sat in their seat and watched, perhaps, because they are good forgivers already or, perhaps, because they weren't ready to forgive. But many were willing to come forward--some with tears because they have been really hurt by family or peers, but they were ready to try forgiveness. Perhaps, you could be inspired by their young faith to choose to not make someone pay for how they have hurt you.