Published on March 5, 2018  

Although I was out of the country when it occurred, one morning a few days ago my inbox began to fill up with stories of an episode along Lakeshore Drive as employees and students were arriving for work and classes, in which a driver’s truck had broken down.  Apparently a Samford student stopped his car, ran to other side of the street and helped the man push his truck safely along the shoulder.  Other accounts of the story include an unnamed Samford employee, running from near the west entrance to the campus, to lend a hand.  As I stood last week in Israel along a route from Jerusalem to Jericho, the path identified by Jesus in his “parable of the good Samaritan,” I remembered this act of kindness offered by two caring, anonymous individuals associated with Samford.   

The world is better when we help another person, without regard for credit or recognition.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.