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The woman at the well

The woman at the well

Activated Author

Although most of us have heard the term “good Samaritan,” we may not be aware of who the Samaritans were and the enmity that existed between the Jewish people and the Sam... »

Let’s show compassion

Let’s show compassion

Lucas Hernández

A friend and I sat down for lunch in a restaurant. When our waitress came to serve us, we both noticed that she did so with very little joy, as if she was annoyed at havi... »

Hearts change through love

Hearts change through love

Irena Žabičková

Love can break down the strongest walls, love can bridge the widest gaps, love can melt the coldest hearts. I have had the privilege of witnessing the power of love in ac... »

Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

Phillip Lynch

When I first began reading the Bible, a word that captured my attention was “lovingkindness.” I felt warm inside when I read passages like the following: “I will betroth... »

The bishop’s candlesticks

The bishop’s candlesticks

Amy Joy Mizrany

The many stories Victor Hugo weaves in Les Misérables are powerful and memorable. My favorite one is about the ex-convict Jean Valjean and a small-town bishop. After bein... »

A small act of kindness

A small act of kindness

Iris Richard

Receiving the sad news of the death of our friend Willie, and thinking about the times we were able to help this dear man who’d had a tough lot in life, I was reminded ab... »

Love loves the unlovely

Love loves the unlovely

Sally García

In every classroom there is a student who is harder to love than the others; the rougher kid, the sullen kid, the disobedient kid, the one that is always out of step with... »

The full circle of love

The full circle of love

Marie Alvero

If I could sit down with twenty-three-year-old me, newly married, careening into motherhood, oh, there’s so much I would tell that girl! Young me had a somewhat unrealist... »

Unseen Acts of Kindness

Unseen Acts of Kindness

Message from Jesus

Many will be surprised when they enter My heavenly kingdom to see the great importance of the often-hidden, unseen acts of kindness, the giving of one’s time to love and... »

The Search for Meaning

The Search for Meaning

Activated Author

What is life all about? What am I here for? Is there a purpose, a plan for me? And if so, what is it? Questions such as these have stirred the soul and imagination of hum... »

A Personal God

A Personal God

Activated Author

Some of the world’s major religions do not believe in or worship a personal God. Instead, He is viewed as a sort of supreme reality or ultimate principle underlying the u... »