i serve in church and i gave the lesson today. the topic was about Elisha (2Kings) heres a quick summary;
so we talked of Naaman the Leper who was healed by Elisha after he told him to wash seven times in the Jordan River. Naaman had bought gifts (Gold and silver and clothing) for Elisha but Elisha did not accept these and instead asked him to give a sacrifice to God.
Elisha's servant - student named Gehazi saw the gifts and was overcome by greed and ran after Naaman on his way home and told him that he will take the gifts and give them to Elisha, but instead took them himself.
so when Elisha found out he made Gehazi a leper and all his children and family and his childrens children etc will inherit that disease.
so the children asked me why does Naaman children and family also contract the disease when they themselves did not sin and are innocent of what Naaman did??
so how should i answer? (the kids are in yr 5 so 10 yrs old)