Have you ever had a fight with a friend. How did that make you feel?
How did it end up?
Our faith reminds us that healing takes work. After a fight with someone, it’s easy to never want to see that person again. We’d rather ignore or run away from the mess. This is true whether we are the ones who did the harm or got harmed. It takes courage, commitment and skill to successfully travel the path of healing. So what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into becoming a people of healing? It tells us, “Don’t run away from the hard work of healing!”
Translating This for Young Children:
After a fight with someone, it’s easy to run away from the feelings. We have to work at healing. So what does our faith tell us? It tells us, “Don’t run away from the hard work of healing!”
Practice skills your child could use the next time they get in a fight with a friend. View lists of skills at
UU’s learn that conflict is a part of life, it’s the actions afterwards that can heal.
Let’s Be Enemies
by Janice May Udry (Author), Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)