Things to Remember

Activity 1:

Read the story below. Read aloud then answer the questions that follow.

Notes for reading: Preview the text to be read. Before you start reading, ask yourself, what does the author want me to think or feel? Do I agree with the author? While you read pay close attention to the details presented in the text.


THINGS TO REMEMBER

When you rise in the morning, remember who kept you from danger during the night. Remember who watched over you while you slept, and whose sun shines around you, and gives you the sweet light of day. Let God have the thanks of your heart, for his kindness and his care; and pray for his protection during the wakeful hours of day. Remember that God made all creatures to be happy, and will do nothing that may prevent their being so, without good reason for it.

When you are at the table, do not eat in a greedy manner, like a pig. Eat quietly, and do not reach forth your hand for the food, but ask some one to help you. Do not become peevish and pout, because you do not get a part of everything. Be satisfied with what is given you. Avoid a pouting face, angry looks, and angry words.

Do not slam the doors. Go quietly up and down stairs; and never make a loud noise about the house. Be kind and gentle in your manners; not like the howling winter storm, but like the bright summer morning.

Do always as your parents bid you. Obey them with a ready mind, and with a pleasant face. Never do anything that you would be afraid or ashamed that your parents should know. Remember, if no one else sees you, God does, from whom you can not hide even your most secret thought.

At night, before you go to sleep, think whether you have done anything that was wrong during the day, and pray to God to forgive you. If anyone has done you wrong, forgive him in your heart. If you have not learned something useful, or been in some way useful, during the past day, think that it is a day lost, and be very sorry for it. Trust in the Lord, and He will guide you in the way of good men. The path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. We must do all the good we can to all men, for this is well pleasing in the sight of God. He delights to see his children walk in love, and do good one to another.

Discussion:

  1. According to the passage above, list the things you should remember.
  2. Why should one seek forgiveness?
  3. Who do you think are “good men”?
  4. Why should we be sorry when a day has been lost?

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