Tapestry of Faith: Moral Tales : A Program on Making Choices for Grades 2-3
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Spiritual Preparation

Part of Moral Tales

Take a few minutes to remember a time when you felt unwelcome or excluded. Where were you? Who was there? How did the person or people make you feel unwelcome? How did you feel? Now take a few minutes to remember a time when you felt welcome. Where were you? Who was there? How did the person or people make you feel welcome? How did you feel?

Now visualize yourself extending a true and warm welcome to every child in the group. If there is a child you find it difficult to welcome wholeheartedly, take a few moments and seek to feel empathy for this child. Hold each child in your heart as a unique gift to you and to the group.