An animation of a story told by Jesus to help his followers understand about God's gifts to his people. The story explains how a king sent invitations to people, inviting them to a banquet. However, none of the guests turned up, and when asked why, they all made excuses. The king decided to invite all the sick and poor people instead - all people were welcome who really wanted to come.

This clip is from:
Watch, Christianity: Gifts
First broadcast:
21 September 2007

This clip could be used to help children become aware of appreciating things that people do for us. In the story the king invited all the poor and homeless people because the original people didn't bother going. What does the class think of the people who didn't come Ask the children to draw a picture of somebody they know doing something nice for them such as their Mum cooking their evening meal every night or their granddad taking them swimming. The children could give their finished picture to the person in the picture.