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Mutually Bearing Life’s Burdens

In 1624 the English author and poet John Donne was confined to his bed with a serious illness. As he laid there alone with his thoughts, he heard the ringing funeral bells of an adjoining church house.

As Donne reflected on the transitory nature of life and the reality of death, he responded with these words that would forever cement his place in literary history. Continue reading

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Do We Care Enough To Correct?

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The worse sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.  That’s the essence of inhumanity.”  Shaw’s words ring true when you consider  the Bible teaching about our relationships with one another.

Jesus taught the ”Golden Rule” to treat others the way we want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).  He told the parable of the Good Samaritan when a critic seeking to entrap him asked, “Who is my neighbor?”  The Samaritan was good because he cared about a fellow human being that was bruised and beaten. Continue reading

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How To Be Last and Finish First

“It’s been crazy. I can’t understand why everyone wants to talk to me,”  said Meghan Vogel. “It’s strange to have people telling me that this was such a powerful act of kindness and using words like ‘humanity.’ It’s weird. I don’t consider myself a hero. I just did what I knew was right and what I was supposed to do.”

So, what did Meghan do that made her an overnight media sensation?

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