Compassion

A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas first appeared in 1843, and for 180 years its message of redemption is more important than ever. Ebenezer Scrooge, a “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner,” is quick to criticize his nephew, … Read More

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Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.  —Robert Kennedy Before a campaign appearance in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sen. Robert Kennedy had just learned of the assassination … Read More

“Cop Tips Waitress $2M”

That’s what a New York tabloid headline read in the romantic comedy, “It Could Happen to You.” The Bridget Fonda, Nicolas Cage movie is about a cop who, short of cash for a tip in a restaurant, makes a deal with the waitress. “I’ll come … Read More

That Extra Mile

This story ran last March, but it’s worth another look to show that there are police officers who, with patience and compassion, take a closer look before using any force.

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in her own apartment one year ago.… Read More

I didn’t know much about Tyler Perry before Sunday’s Academy Award event. I sure know a lot more now.

Last Sunday, Perry was the recipient of the Gene Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The honor is only periodically given to an “individual in the motion picture industry … Read More

That Extra Mile

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in her own apartment one year ago. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Dreck Chauvin when the officer held his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes. According to Statista (Mar. 20), “the … Read More