A different kind of prize

May 1, 2020 -- Living City

A different kind of prize
Children across the country and around the world learn the Gospel-based Art of Loving through the Cube of Love program. Here’s how Cédrick Mbowou, 6, from Montréal practiced “love everyone.”

I go to kindergarten, but i didn’t like it at first. I cried every time I lost at a game. I almost got into a fight with a boy because he took one of my toys. I pushed another because he took my place in line. It got so bad, I got warnings from my teachers and they talked to my parents.

The next day, my mom and dad talked to me seriously. They told me that all that my classmates wanted was to have fun with me. Then my sister started reading a book to me about Jesus. I learned that he loves everyone. So every morning we rolled together the Cube of Love and tried to do what it said during the day.

Now I don’t push back my classmates, and I have more friends. I am happy for my friends when they win the game and cheer them up when they lose. What I want at the end is love and peace. Now in my class, I get little prizes because my teacher said I’m trying.

Cédrick Mbowou, Montréal