The lesson revolves around Jesus' saying on the cross, "Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing."
It is an amazing act of love and forgiveness from Jesus.
Luke 6:35-42 Are words from Christ earlier when He teaches His followers to love their enemies and not condemn others. Judging generously is about judging people's motives and not automatically assuming they are being manipulative, mean, or selfish.
- Take some time in the kitchen and use some flour or brown sugar or something like that compare what two measurements look like when you gently fill a cup vs packing it in and letting it overflow. Do we usually want others to be stingy or generous with us? How should we be with others? What does that look like in day-to-day situations?
- We are always making judgments about things and people in our lives. Next bathtime, play some kind of, "Does it sink or float" type of game. Talk to your child about why we sometimes are right and sometimes wrong in our judgments. Here is a link that uses mandarin oranges for fun: https://tinkerlab.com/buoyancy-for-kids-will-it-sink-or-float/
- This is a great week for catching them in the act. Point out times in your day when you or your kids are being stingy or generous.
- Luke 6:39 mentions the blind leading the blind. I'm sure there is a game or activity with a blindfold or two that could be fun and help illustrate the point that Jesus is making.
- Join the forum and add some more ideas for teaching children about generosity and forgiveness this week.