Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.
What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more? Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your life a little happier?
Today is cloudy and muggy, but relatively mild. The mosquitoes are awful, though.
I fed the birds. I've seen house finches and doves today.
I stacked a chimney of kindling in the firepit.
My partner Doug tipped me to an article about real Christian charity.
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, NM is reaching out to families crushed by medical debt through a big gift and a big partnership. Through donations, the parish wiped out nearly $1.4 million of medical debt for 782 households. [...] That includes all the available debt in New Mexico, plus Apache, Gila, Graham, Mohave, Navajo, and part of Maricopa County in Arizona.
This demonstrate that it is possible for society to fund health care, and it doesn't require the government. Buying up medical debt at a huge discount and writing it off would be much cheaper than paying full price.
And of course, I'm pleased to see that somebody actually read the Book. Things like "Give all that you have to the poor and follow Me" and "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do also to Me."