Lesson 5 this week is about Generosity
What is Generosity?
- What is Generosity
- How do we know we are being generous?
- Why should we practice the virtue of Generosity?
- When do we practice the virtue of Generosity?
As we learn about Generosity, memorize the quote, and listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how we can practice Generosity.
For lessons 4 to 8, the Prayer to memorize is “O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child”. We will continue practicing the ones we already know.
ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A PRAYER?
WE ARE MEMORIZING THE PRAYER O Thou Kind Lord I am a Child
Lesson 5 Quote
To give and to be generous are attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with My virtues.
Send A Postcard
One day, Bahá’u’lláh sent His son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to inspect the work of the shepherds who were taking care of His sheep. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was a small child at the time, and a man was sent with Him to accompany Him. After the inspection, the man said to ‘Abdu’lBaha: “It is your father’s custom to leave a gift for each shepherd.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá became silent for a while because He did not have anything to give them. The man, however, insisted that the shepherds were expecting something and would be disappointed if ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did not give them something. Then, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had an idea; He would give the shepherds a few of the sheep from the flock they were tending. Bahá’u’lláh was greatly pleased when He heard about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá‘s generous thoughts towards the shepherds. He made a little joke, saying that everyone had better take good care of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá because someday He would give Himself away. And, of course, that is exactly what ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did for the rest of His life. He gave everything He had, each and every moment of His life, to humanity, to unite us and bring us true happiness.
Another story on Generosity
GAME SUGGESTIONS: The Twins or Giving
- Ask two children to stand back to back and squat down. Then, tell them to hook their elbows and stand up. To be successful, both children have to have “give and take” in their movements
- A trading-card game in which all players start with random cards, each representing a particular human need (such as food, clothing, shelter, education, etc). The children must give away what they have to others who are in need until everyone’s basic needs are met.
Generosity Sheep Craft
Download the PDF to print, cut out and glue.
Another Sheep craft: sheep moving back and forth
This template is easy to cut and stick the sheep on. when the lever is moved side to side, the sheep also moves.
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For other lessons on this blog, check out the Ruhi Book 3 Page