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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... »

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... »

Finding My Purpose

Finding My Purpose

Ruth Davidson

When I was a schoolgirl, I remember hearing a melancholic song that contained the lyrics “Why was I born; why am I living?” At the time, I couldn’t imagine why anyone wou... »

Getting to Know Jesus

Getting to Know Jesus

Rosane Pereira

I grew up in a Christian family, but when I was a teenager, feeling overwhelmed over the world’s problems caused me to start doubting my faith. When I was 18, though, my... »