“Birthday Party Gossip,” Friend, Aug. 2002, 40
To celebrate my seventh birthday, I had a party at my house. While we were eating cake and ice cream, some of my friends from my school class started making fun of a boy in our class.
It made me feel sad. I told them that they should not say things like that, because it hurts people’s feelings.
They said it didn’t matter, because he wasn’t there to hear it.
I said, “Well, I’m here, and it hurts my feelings.”
After that, my friends started to talk about something else. I felt good inside and knew that I had done the right thing. I know that Jesus loves and cares about each person on earth. I am trying to be like Him by treating others with kindness and respect.