Parents spend a lot of time teaching kids good values like sharing and compassion for those in need. But when we’re faced with a homeless person, what behavior do we model for them?
Nothing. Ignore. Turn a blind eye. Make negative comments about litter along the highway.
Kids are beautifully free of cynicism. They don’t understand things like drug addiction or mental illness. All they know is that someone needs our help, and Mommy and Daddy are ignoring them.
How should we talk to our kids when we encounter the hungry and desperate in our community?
Jeff Lilley, President of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, looks to a pattern he sees in Jesus’ life when deciding how to respond: he sees someone, he feels for them and then he acts.
Read this article to teach kids properly.