The Merciful Obtain Mercy – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Genesis 37, 45
Help Me Dear Father – Children’s Hymn Book # 99
Tell the story of Joseph and his multi-colored coat. Tell about how his brothers sold him as a slave. Discuss as a family the bitter feelings you would feel if this happened to you. Then explain how Joseph rose to power in Egypt and met his brothers again when they came and asked him for food. Explain that Joseph forgave his brothers and even told them that Heavenly Father had sent him to Egypt to preserve their lives during the famine. Discuss how Joseph’s decision to forgive his brothers helped everyone.
Talk about how Jesus Christ asked us to forgive each other and talk about examples you’ve seen personally of people forgiving or not forgiving each other. Shift the discussion towards judgement and discuss how judging each other can be harmful. Feel free to use quotes from the talk that you feel fit into the discussion.
Watch the following video:
Choose the Right Way – Children’s Hymn Book # 160
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