Goodness is about character: integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained.

This illustrated children’s book is a morality play in rhyming verse, intended to teach children the importance of being nice and considerate to each other, or face the consequences.

Renie The Meanie: A Brat’s Christmas Carol

This illustrated children’s book is a morality play in rhyming verse, intended to teach children the importance of being nice and considerate to each other, or face the consequences.

The main character, Renie the Meanie, is a self-centered brat who is the center of her own world and enjoys playing often cruel practical jokes on her playmates. Her loving and caring parents tell her she should be kind to her peers and behave herself, but she ignores them and goes around hurting the feelings of her friends.

When her mother and father warn her that Christmas is coming and Santa Claus is watching what she does, she scoffs at them. Then, on Christmas Eve, true to her nature, instead of going to sleep and waiting for Christmas morning to arrive, bad little Renie sneaks downstairs to wait for Santa. To her surprise and shock, it is not Saint Nick who comes down the chimney, but Old Nick-the Devil himself-to give her the life-changing scare she needs in order to mend her ways and change her life for the better.

Excerpts

Renie the Meanie was a bad little girl
From the tips of her toes to her ponytail’s curl.
Her parents kept pleading with her to be good,
But she said that there was no reason she should

He had fire in his eyes and a pitchfork to stick-
No, this wasn’t Santa, but The Devil – OLD NICK!
He pointed a claw-tipped finger to shame,
With an evil chuckle, he called her by name.
“Renie the Meanie, it’s your last chance to see:
If you keep misbehaving, you’ll be coming with me!”

They sent for the priest, to whom Renie confessed
And she voved to behave, plus to keep herself blessed.

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