David C Cook COVID-19 Response

We’re Rescued!

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  • Internet access

You’ve seen the movies. You’ve heard the news. Human beings seem to be hardwired for revenge. When someone hurts us deeply, our first impulse might be to seek retribution. Let’s see what happened last year when this cycle was turned upside down.

Watch the following video with your class and then discuss the questions that follow [3:14]:
Woman forgives teens who stole and crashed her car, hopes to support change rather than get justice

EleSondra Romano could have pressed charges against the teenagers who stole her car, but she chose to have mercy because she didn’t want this mistake to ruin the teens’ lives forever.

  • Why do you think this video was touching to viewers? (We seldom see the narrative end this way; most of the time, media coverage focuses on the cycle of revenge, not forgiveness. It’s an unnatural response.)
  • After listening to his entire statement, what can we conclude is the source of her forgiveness? (She is clearly motivated by her relationship with Jesus Christ.)

What would cause this woman to choose mercy instead of lashing out against the teens? Let’s take a look in the Bible to see what this involves.

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

Materials Needed:

  • White and black construction paper or cardstock (1 sheet of each per student)
  • White chalk
  • Black markers or pens
  • Stapler (or double-sided tape)

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