What if your sandwich could talk,
And it grew legs and then it could walk?
Then arms grew out each side,
And it wanted to run and play and hide?
Would you share your toys with him,
And let him be your friend?
Would you share with him your kazoo,
Even though he’s different from you?
Or would you call him names and be mean,
And not let him jump on your trampoline,
And not invite him to your birthday too,
Just because he’s different than you?
You’re a person with a body and a head,
And he’s a sandwich with two pieces of bread.
You’ve a neck, a chest and a belly.
But he’s full of peanut butter and jelly.
How could the two of you ever get along?
But does that mean it’s okay to treat him wrong?
And if he bothered you and you were hungry that day,
Would you eat him to make him go away?
Yes, this is silly—I know that it is true,
But in life you’ll meet people who are different than you.
And although I doubt you ever really meet,
A peanut butter sandwich walking down the street,
Just remember the point of what I am giving
And always do right, as long as you are living.
Someone who is obedient does what is right even if everyone else is doing what is wrong. So the next time your friends say something mean about someone who is different than you, remember how Jesus wants you to treat others. Jesus said in the Bible in Matthew 7:12, “…whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them.” In other words, treat others the way you want them to treat you.