Are the people around you always nice to you? No, sometimes friends hurt us and make us sad. Sometimes it’s with their actions (they push us, kick us), sometimes it’s with words (they tell us bad words or tell others bad words about us).
Delilah was Samson’s friend and yet she did something wrong to him. She revealed the secret of his strength to bad people and these people hurt Samson. Samson had a lot of trouble. His friend, the one he loved, hurt him by telling his secret and allowing people to hurt him.
Have you ever experienced anything like this? Or did friends behave badly towards you? Yes, I have. And when that happens to us, we have a lot of trouble. You are tempted to be angy at the person and never want to talk to them again. It is important to learn at a young age to forgive people who hurt you. You also have to learn to pay attention to the people around you so you don’t hurt them either by your behavior or by your words. Loving people and respecting people is always the right way to behave. When people do bad things to you, always remember that you are not alone, that you have a Father in heaven who loves you and is always there for you. At any time, you can talk to him and tell him about your grief and your problems. He will then help you forgive and do the right thing. Learn to talk to him and listen to him, he has things to tell you also.
“Father, I want to love the people around me as you love me and I want to behave well with them, help me to be good. Also, help me forgive people who have done wrong to me, I give you all my sorrows and I receive the love you have for me. I love you. Amen.”
Explain to me the behaviors that some people have had towards you that have hurt you.
Tell me about the behavior you’ve had towards some people that have hurt them.