This week’s Talk Time links to one of the Christian values: forgiveness.
I can describe situations when someone has forgiven someone else, either in real life or in a book or film.
Everybody strives to make good choices but when a bad choice is made, we encourage children to show forgiveness. A sincere apology brings about a ‘new beginning’ where we can move forwards quickly and without grudges.
When have you, or someone you know, shown forgiveness? Perhaps a character in a book or film has forgiven another character for their poor choices. Think of as many examples, big or small, as you can.
Here are some R2s that will help you if you’ve been upset by another person’s actions:
- Tell that person how you feel.
- That person may not have realised. If they apologise, say that you forgive them.
- If they do not apologise, find an adult to help resolve the situation.
Sometimes, your words or actions might have caused upset for someone else. These R2s will help you in situations like that.
- Think about how you would feel if you were the other person.
- Apologise to that person.
- Make sure they are okay.
- Move on from the situation, making good choices.