By: Jenny Bruce
This morning's elementary lesson covered 1 Samuel 2-3 and we discussed the sins of Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas.
I asked the kids what they would have done if they had been in Eli's place and seen their sons dishonoring God. There were many interesting/rather horrifying responses, but one sweet and shy little first grader's answer topped them all.
She looked up at me with her big eyes and solemnly said, "Torture them."
Perhaps a few more Sunday school lessons on compassion are in order.