Mercy and Kindness Forever

The laws that Moses set up for the ancient Hebrew people are very different from the laws we have today.  However, there is one thing that hasn’t changed: mercy and kindness are forever.  We too are called to have compassion for widows, orphans and immigrants.  War and disease have caused countless numbers of women to be widows, children to be orphans, and people to leave their countries. 

We are all connected to each other.  Today and everyday, think about the ways that we are more alike each other, than different; talk about this with your family. 

Every person in need nudges you in your heart to remember that we all belong to one another.  What simple act of kindness can you give to someone today?  Watch the smile of joy on that person’s face when you do!

Deuteronomy 24:17-22

The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.