Sunday, September 02, 2012

Literature's Characters of Kindness

Androcles removed a thorn from the lion's paw and was repaid in the arena when the lion didn't attack him. (Roman Literature)
Boaz took compassionate custody of Ruth.  (OT Ruth 2:8-16)
Mr. Brownlow rescued Oliver Twist from being arrested and adopted him.  (Dickens, Oliver Twist)
Huckleberry Finn refused to turn in Jim, the run-away slave. (American Literature)
Good Samaritan helped man being victimized and neglected by other passers-by.  (NT, Luke 10:30-35)
Robin Hood, helped the poor by robbing the rich.  (British Literature)
Jesus Christ, was kind to the poor and forgiving to sinners.  (NT: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
Old Woman of Leeds, who spent all her time in good deeds.  (Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme)