A couple heading to join their family after the sudden loss of a relative was pulled over for a traffic violation. In a moment that could have made a bad day worse, instead of issuing the grieving driver a ticket, the State Trooper offered to pray with the family.
When his power was shut off some 36 years ago, 73-year-old Pensacola resident Mike Esmond, spent Christmas in the cold and dark. Years later, Esmond built a successful business and decided he wanted to pay it forward, so this year, he paid off the overdue utility bills of 36 families.
Fred Rogers was a music major in college with plans to attend seminary upon graduation. Then he came home to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to discover that his parents had bought a television. When he turned it on, according to Junod, he knew that he wanted to use its medium “for the broadcasting of grace through the land.”
The more that violence fills the news, the more we need examples to give us hope. That’s why Tom Hanks is such an important model for our culture. Hanks’ movies have grossed nearly $10 billion worldwide. His portrayal of Fred Rogers will be at least his seventy-first film.