But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
1. Savior, may I learn to love thee,
Walk the path that thou hast shown,
Pause to help and lift another,
Finding strength beyond my own.
Savior, may I learn to love thee–
Lord, I would follow thee.
2. Who am I to judge another
When I walk imperfectly?
In the quiet heart is hidden
Sorrow that the eye can’t see.
Who am I to judge another?
3. I would be my brother’s keeper;
I would learn the healer’s art.
To the wounded and the weary
I would show a gentle heart.
I would be my brother’s keeper–
4. Savior, may I love my brother
As I know thou lovest me,
Find in thee my strength, my beacon,
For thy servant I would be.
Savior, may I love my brother–
*Suitable for All Ages*
Begin by watching this video. Before you do so, ask everyone to think about how these teachings can be applied to our world today. For younger children, read Matthew 5:39.
Ask: How do the teachings in this video apply to us today?
Read aloud: This video, which teaches a portion of the Sermon on the Mount, is called “The Higher Law.” Before Christ came, the people lived the lesser law, the Law of Moses. Christ fulfilled this law and gave us powerful teachings about how to take the next step. The higher law helps us become more like Christ and progress. It isn’t easy though. This higher law requires much from us; Christ asks us to love our enemies and to turn the other cheek.
Ask: What does turning the other cheek mean to you?
Give everyone a few minutes to turn to the scriptures. Ask them to find examples of people who have turned the other cheek. Gather back together and share what you’ve found.
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony and sharing any examples of how turning the other cheek has blessed you in your life. If time permits, continue the discussion by asking the group some practical ways we can strive to turn the other cheek.
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1. Fill a clean ice cube tray with your favorite fruit.
2. Add yogurt on top.
3. Freeze until solid. If desired, place a toothpick or short popsicle stick in the middle.
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Put everyone’s name in a hat and then pick out names. That person is your secret service friend. Instruct that person that by the end of the day, you need to think of one act of service to do. If time permits, consider planning a larger service project with your family.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.