“Following Jesus: Be Generous,” Friend, Nov. 2014, 26
When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, He said that we should be generous with others, just like Heavenly Father is generous with us (see Matthew 5:40–45). He said if someone takes away our coat, we should also give him our cloak. If someone asks us to go with him for a mile, we should go with him for two miles. If someone asks to borrow something, we should give it willingly. This is part of loving others.
In school I had to think of something good to say about someone I had bad feelings toward. This person had ripped off my flag in Capture the Flag, and I felt defeated. After I thought about it, I was able to write that she was good at Capture the Flag. Then I felt better. And, hey—she was good at Capture the Flag!
Trent L., age 10, Utah, USA
Some of my classmates didn’t like a boy in my class because he had problems they didn’t understand. On Valentine’s Day, I received two suckers and he had nothing, so I gave my suckers to him. At Christmastime, my family helped me do Secret Santa for his family. I felt very happy inside.
Emily J., age 12, Idaho, USA