Teaching compassion to children is so very important and one of the best ways to do so is caring for others that are less fortunate. When you see a homeless person on the side of the road, what action do you take? Do you give money or ignore them? Perhaps you are not sure what can remedy the situation in the first place.
I have talked to TnT at length about the homeless people we see quite often. I explain that they are children of God just like we are and that they need extra special prayers.
We also make care bags to give out, and I was delighted to take the boys down to the Hancock Recreation Center where a group of homeschoolers were putting together 75 care bags for Mary House.
We have made our own care bags for several years now, but it was such a treat being with other children making personalized Christmas cards and filling the bags.