Luke 14:12-14 ï¿½ ï¿½Then Jesus said to his host, ï¿½When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.ï¿½ï¿½
To help your child to become more sensitive to those less fortunate, ask him to identify the child in his class that most needs a friend. This could be a child who is new in school or perhaps one who is always overlooked. It might be the boy who is picked last to play baseball or the little girl who makes the lowest grades. Encourage your child to invite that child over to play after school one day. Then ï¿½prepare a banquetï¿½ for him or her. Stop by the toy store on the way home and pick out something for the kids to play with together and then let the new friend take it home. Cook a special dinner with dessert and center the table talk around the guest of honor.
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