How can you keep this conversation going at home? Try bouncing some of these questions around at the dinner table, as you’re driving your kids to school or an activity, or even while you’re shopping together:
What makes you sad?
What does it feel like to be sad?
How can you be nice to people who are sad (and broken hearted)?
Ask you children what makes them sad and how it feels to be sad?
Invite your children to discuss what it means to have compassion and a heart that is broken for the needs of other people.
How can we as a family reach out and care for and serve the broken hearted?
Who are the people you know who have experienced heartache and a broken heart?
How do you care for someone and serve someone who has experienced great pain and loss?
What are the things that break your heart and cause you to feel great compassion? How do you think God feels about those things?