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The Year of the Lord's Favor

Mike Lux | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need to stop proclaiming what a great and holy country we are, and become a great country again -- great because we treat each other as brothers and sisters.

Changing Lives For The Price Of Botox

Deborah Swiss | Posted 02.08.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Swiss

There's a new breed of activists on the rise. Mothers at mid-life are banding together around the rhetorical question: If we don't help this planet, who will?

WATCH: Anonymous 'Santa Claus' Hands Out $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

He's just like the real Santa Claus except he's a bit slimmer, doesn't have the huge beard and, rather than leaving gifts under the tree, he gives awa...

12-Year-Old From Georgia Saves Child From Drowning

Stone Mountain-Redan Patch | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact

In a lot of ways, Justice Pate, 12, is like other kids his age. He draws, acts, sings, swims, loves animals and anime, and wants to play baseball i...

Listen To 9/11 Call As Good Samaritan Saves Man From Oncoming Train

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Norb Krzak of Madison County, Ga., was on his way to work when he encountered a car that had crashed onto a set of train tracks. He quickly realiz...

Rich And Poor, From St. Luke To Warren Buffett

Thomas Worcester | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

In Luke's story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus makes clear that his disciples must not spurn the poor and the injured, they must not pass by those requiring healing and assistance.

HHS Needs To Remove Itself From The Sanctuary

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has gone beyond nuzzling its nose where it does not belong. It has plunked itself right in the middle of the sanctuary.

I Don't Own Jesus

Carl Medearis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Carl Medearis

My entire life and identity was wrapped around being a missionary. Every day I was either passing out gospel tracts or doing some other type of outreach directed towards converting Muslims to Christianity. That was 20 years ago.

WATCH: Homeless Man Donates To Out-Of-Work Mother Who Used To Help Him

Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact

When a single mother in Chicago lost her job, she had no idea a homeless man she used to help would offer her a lifeline. My Fox Chicago reports that...

Fifth Grade Crossing Guard Honored For Saving Student From Oncoming Car

KPTV | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A fifth-grade student who pulled a young girl out of the street as a distracted driver barreled through a crosswalk is being honor...

WATCH: Pizza Delivery Driver Saves Woman's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Memphis woman Jean Wilson is a creature of habit. The 82-year-old has ordered a pepperoni pizza from her local Dominoes every single day for three yea...

Good Samaritan Donates Kindle To Book-Loving Quadriplegic

The Sacramento Bee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the months since the beating that left her paralyzed, Cynthia Hammond has known sad and desperate moments. But Wednesday brought pure joy. It cam...

MLK, the DoD and the Good Samaritan

Ann Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Miller

Anyone who believes that the Iraqis and Afghanis consider our troops akin to the "Good Samaritan" deserves the Sarah Palin Award for Gullibility.

Random Act Of Kindness: Seattle Man Mailing $5 Bills To Strangers

Komo News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE -- Daniel Simonton has been sending $5 bills to strangers in the mail. And in return, he wants nothing. "Nothing to redeem. Don't have to ta...

Stranger Donates Christmas Gifts To Unemployed Man's Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last week, Msnbc.com covered the struggle of Wayne Pittman, an unemployed carpenter whose unemployment benefits were on the verge of running out. Lik...

Osama Bin Laden Is My Enemy and My Neighbor

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This is Jesus' challenge: Love those who actively seek to kill you or those you love. Even they are your neighbor. This is radical, neighbor love in action. Go, and do likewise.

Mystery Man 'Pete' Leaves Holiday Donations For 20 Years To Help Disabled Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each holiday season, a mystery man known only as "Pete" leaves cash donations to benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center and the disabled local...

Good Samaritan Ind. Workers Return Lost Envelope Of Charity Cash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When a group of city workers were hanging holiday lights in Crawfordsville, Ind., they discovered a lost envelope full of cash and checks. After retu...

UPDATE: Strangers Shower Selfless Homeless Man With Donations Of Thanks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Dave Talley as Dave Tally. UPDATE: Over the past 24 hours, complete strangers ha...

Pray for Andy Harris

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

The first thing newly elected Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) did when he got to Washington last week was complain about the Cadillac health care provi...

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

Who Is My Neighbor?: The Best And Worst Of Religious Morality

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Religion is all about being good. But to whom? A recent review of the scientific literature on religion and morality argues that our evolutionary past may hold the key to understanding why religion can bring out the best and worst in us.

Chicago Woman Saves Car Accident Victim, Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chicago's Connie Odoms is making a habit out of stopping to help victims on the side of the road, reports the Chicago Tribune. Five years ago, Odoms...

Local Hero Duane Innes Saves Driver's Life By Causing Car Crash

Gimundo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Normally, if someone hits your car, you wouldn't call him a hero. But in Bill Pace's case, Duane Innes' decision to put his own car in Pace's path lik...

Woman Unknowingly Saves Descendant Of 'Secretariat' Horse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After seeing a sickly, neglected horse up for auction, Missouri resident Elizabeth Parker found herself continuing to wonder about the fate of the ani...