Selfishness in children is a hard issue to tackle.
This book will help children to understand the difference between selfishness and serving others.
They need help understanding that the fruit of the Spirit is something God grows in them to give to others. We can wrongly think that we possess things like love, joy, or patience instead of it being something we give to others. It is all about giving of yourself.
Selfishness in children grows instead of the fruit of the Spirit.
In this sequel to “The Little Pot,” the potter forms a new vessel called Tea Pot. As pride and selfishness grow instead of the fruit of the Spirit, Tea Pot and Little Pot discover that the only way to fulfill their creator’s purpose is to meet with Him daily. Children will understand that to eliminate their selfish pride, they must meet with God daily.
Selfishness in children can be caused by peer pressure.
In the story, Little Pot must deal with peer pressure as Tea Pot convinces it to keep its fruit. Children must deal with peer pressure too. This story provides a great segway into teaching children to think for themselves and not follow the selfish ideas of others.
How can I stop comparing myself to others?
Another topic addressed in this book is how we often compare ourselves to others. This happens when Little Pot wonders if Tea Pot is better.
Through this allegory, children discover God’s forgiveness and unconditional love! At the end of the story, the potter prunes Little Pot’s dead leaves and washes Tea Pot clean. Children will learn that our potter cleanses us from our sins too. Finally, the pots become eager to bear fruit and serve others as their creator intended.