Watch this video with your class and then discuss the questions that follow [3:27]:
High school football team goes to Idaho boy’s birthday party after only 1 person RSVPs
- Christian’s mother explained that she understands how other children might feel uncomfortable being around someone with unusual behaviors. Have you ever avoided someone who is different from you? (Let students share—but monitor conversation for sensitivity and prevent some stories from spilling into gossip.)
- Sometimes we are the ones who are feeling isolated. What is the hardest thing about feeling left out? (Students might reveal honest reactions to social rejection.)
- What did you admire about the football coach and his players? (The coach and the boys on his team took the opportunity to bless someone else. They probably remember what it felt like to be younger and emotionally vulnerable.)
- Does God play favorites when He makes a guest list? (Remind students of Christian’s quote from the video: “Each one of us is special. God made us that way.”)
It is natural for humans to crave belonging and acceptance. Let’s learn a little bit more about God’s plan to include everyone.