July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

The Other Cheek

from the book
Story Time At The Altar
86 Messages For Children

Elaine M. Ward

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There once was a boy who was always fighting. If someone accidently touched him, he hit them with his fist. If someone called him a funny name, he kicked them. If someone laughed at him, he beat up on them. After a while the others learned to fight back, and the boy came home lonely, with bruises and bad feelings.

One day someone asked, ducking his blow, "Why do you want to fight?"

"To show I am stronger than anyone else!" The boy clenched his fists.

"Does that make you feel good?" asked the other, as he ran.

The boy asked himself, "Does fighting make me feel good? Of course, winning is good. But winning is lonely."

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