As an alternate opening to the group session, ask the following question instead of the one on PSG p. 39 – “Who is someone you know who is wise in what they say and how they say it? What has the person said that you consider to be wise?” Allow for discussion.
To further help Boomers think about wise words, ask them to recall wise sayings and wisdom from television programs like The Andy Griffith Show or Father Knows Best. Use some of the following to jog their memories.
Barney Fife: Well, today’s eight-year-olds are tomorrow’s teenagers. I say this calls for action and now. Nip it in the bud. First sign of youngsters going wrong, you’ve got to nip it in the bud…You go read any book you ant on the subject of child discipline and you’ll find every one of them is in favor of bud-nipping.
Andy Taylor: When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he’s getting might really be fear. So I don’t carry a gun because I don’t want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun. I’d rather they respect me.
Andy Taylor: Daylight’s precious when you’re a youngen’.
We want to hear from you! How will you help Boomers in your group apply the truths of this session?