“No”, the teacher yelled out. The boy didn’t understand what the bother was. It’s just an ant. We all rallied to explain and present our apology. “It’s living!” “It’s a sin to kill living things unnecessarily; it’s not pleasing to God, Who created them.” He backed off. I’m sure we’ll have to explain again and again but unless our children have a respect and love for living things how will they love their neighbor. There are opportunities to teach religion even in a walk around the pond!