The good Samaritan's selfless care for his enemy, a man nourishing a thirsty sinner, a shepherd seeking his one lost sheep. To me, these stories express a person who is perfect and selfless, the truest hero.
Many religious people count on God's forgiveness, but it is far more difficult to put aside human feelings of bitterness and resentment to pardon others. New research, however, shows the two spiritual goals are related.
In houses of worship, we share so many important milestones of our lives. We are a community, unlike any other. This amazing, intangible, but palpable, "mystery" of the Holy is what gives us common ground on which to stand.
More than ever before, strong and creative advocates and allies need to translate the power of information into a greater power for good. Miracles can come from the information revolution and its capacity to bring sunlight to topics that were long obscure.