Wendy was angry. Her sister had taken her new doll without asking. Even worse, the doll’s hair was styled in a special braid, that her little sister had undone. Now the hair was a messy pile of knots. Wendy wanted to get back at her sister. “I could put gum in Hannah’s hair, then it would be a big mess like my doll’s,” she thought. “That’s what I’ll do.”
Wendy went to the kitchen and started chewing gum. While she was chewing, her mother came in. “Wendy, Hannah just told me that she feels bad. Do you know why?”
Wendy wondered why. “Maybe because she RUINED my doll’s hair! And because she took my doll without asking.”
Her mom nodded, “Yes, she is sorry. Hannah!”
Hannah walked in. “I am sorry Wendy. I wanted to learn about braiding, and I thought I could learn on your doll. I didn’t mean to mess her hair up.”
Wendy sighed. “Its ok. Mom, can you fix it?”
Their mother thought she could. While she braided the doll’s hair, their mother reminded them of the golden rule. “Treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s what Jesus did, and what he wants us to do.” Wendy told her mother and sister what she had thought of doing and apologized.
What are ways you can treat others the way you want to be treated?
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” Luke 6:31