“It’s simple. It’s easy”: The incredible power of one act of compassion


On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn spent a lot of time talking about why people feel good when they do good. Serving others is at the heart of what it means to be human, something Glenn has been talking about for years.

“We’re built to give, rather than receive. If you look around and see the plight of others, something stirs in us,” Glenn said.

To illustrate the power of good news, Glenn told how one act of compassion can truly change the world.

On TheBlaze today, Oliver Darcy reported on a Texas fire department that did something incredible. 

John McCormick, 65, was out mowing the lawn when he collapsed with a massive heart attack. The Fire Department arrives, takes him to the hospital, but then they decided to go back to McCormick’s house and finish the job.

The Fire Department left a note behind for McCormick’s wife:

We felt bad that your husband didn’t get to finish the yard, so we did. We noticed the padlock to the garage was unlocked so we locked it and placed your key in the mailbox. We are very sorry that your husband became ill, we hope he has a speedy recovery. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you out. – Baytown Fire Department, Engine 4, A Shift.

“It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s powerful. One act of compassion – because we’re all connected – now millions of people have seen this story today and hopefully will inspire others” Glenn said.

Solutions aren’t found at the top. They are found in individuals. And when individuals hear of others doing good, they get the push to do good themselves.

The theme of the show was summed up nicely by an Abraham Lincoln quote that Glenn has put on the wall of Stage 19:

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

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  • Yo Mamma

    I searched Glenns page for god, or the man gods name, but didn’t find it.

    Way to go Glenn, keep the gods out of conversation if you want to find common ground

    • John A.

      Even those that do not believe in God capitalize His name. It’s a name, afterall. Moron.

      • Yo Mamma

        Whoooo Hoooo

        Grammar Nar-Zi

        Maroon, God Creator is not a HE or a HIM. You do get that. You should get that. YOu will get that

        • John A.

          lol. The Bible kind of makes a point to call Him a Him. And he is also my heavenly Father, not Mother, lol. “God Creator,” if we’re assuming that He has an earthly gender, is most definitely portrayed in historical religious texts and the Holy Bible itself as a He.

          • Yo Mamma

            Just goes to show Grammar Nar-Zi Maroon, don’t believe everything in your christian bible. And oh yes, you’re a thief too

          • Derrick

            and you’re a blind bigoted dumb-ass

          • Yo Mamma

            Now when did a bigoted racist become a bad thing? In your bible? The stolen one? Seriously tell me

          • Tim F

            What the hell is your problem, you ass? Why can’t you just stop picking fights that aren’t needed and respect peoples faiths?

          • Yo Mamma

            I am a messenger. Don’t shoot the messenger

          • Derrick

            I have no bible, i follow no faith, i simply live my life and be a better person than I was the day before, I believe in co-existence

          • Yo Mamma

            co-existence is secondary to following commands from God Creator.

            Mankind committed an act of evil in Eden #1
            Mankind CHOSE to separate from all of creation in Babel #2

            How can mankind ‘co-existence’ when we cannot communicate with the universe? We cannot, and that was punishment #2. Punishment #1 was being kicked out of Eden lol

          • ConChriMother

            Grammar nothing. It’s called respect, and you obviously have none. You’re only being rude and unnecessarily picking fights. Mostly because I, personally, have seen God on this website *multiple* times. You only prove yourself ignorant and uneducated by talking like this.

            Get a life and go troll elsewhere.

          • Yo Mamma

            There is no common ground in gods. Gods hate each other. You, the pious sheeple, hate each other too.

            Get a life and go troll elsewhere.

            On the other hand, stay and play

        • seanmahair

          It’s OK. God the Father still loves you. He sent his Son to die for you, even if you don’t appreciate it. He continues to send angels to help you, to protect you and to guide you whether you receive them or not. He will continue to love you no matter how nasty, hateful and heinous you are to his other children because He believes in you. Have a blessed and pleasant day and life.

          • Yo Mamma

            Never ONCE does God Creator mention LOVE for mankind.

            Its mankind that MUST love God Creator

            Its mankind that MUST not love other god

            Its mankind that MUST not love idols

            Its mankind that MUST not eat pork

            So sayeth the messenger of God Creator

          • Mike McNally

            For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son, that whoever shall believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

          • Yo Mamma

            LOL – John is not Torah dumb azz

      • Jeff Lambeau

        god. where’s your god now?

    • Ronnie Strapp

      Are you serious? Your call name is “yo mama” that explains alot

      • Yo Mamma

        And you’re a strapp on

    • shande123

      I am not religious, I feel you are a mean person. Something must have happened to you in your life for you to feel the need for satisfaction (like a child will) to be so hurtful and intolerant.
      Lets say, God is not real and in the very least, created just to control the masses. WHY, would you not want them controlled? WHY, do you want the person wanting to harm someone to hesitate because there may be a God? WHY, do you need the satisfaction of trying to take away someones hope and direction? When someone is at the end of life, and they feel at peace because they feel there is a heaven, WHY, would you want to make them suffer in their last moments? Is all because religious people stop to talk about their religion? i get more pissed off when those cart people at the malls rudely stop you to try what they are hocking.
      I read something once week or so here. I can look back and see you prattle on about the same stuff day in and day out. Have you no common sense?Maybe you need a little religion to learn to let things go, or end up with a heart attack.

      • Yo Mamma

        I stopped reading after you claimed I was mean. I am not mean. I am a bigot and racist. And way call me names then ask me questions. You can’t be bright. Have hard times learning?

        If you want to get a reply, ask first, insult second

        • Debbie Hays

          truthfully there is a bible mines in black. but the words are awesome just need to read and then judge.

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      There’s not a day that goes by that Glenn does not say the word God. Also I did the same so I know you are lying about it. http://www.glennbeck.com/?s=God

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  • Tom Musso

    “Solutions aren’t found at the top. They are found in individuals. And when individuals hear of others doing good, they get the push to do good themselves.” So simple and yet, so powerful. Thank you, Glenn.

  • Bat Masterson

    Translation to Beckinese…..”White male teaklanners need to be retaught social etiquette so we don’t fight amongst ourselves at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.”

  • Ronnie Strapp

    GOD….bless the firemen…..YOU are what GOD is all about….Love compassion for our fellow man…..thank GOD!!

  • bikerdogred1

    Up in Yankee land they would be in trouble for that by their own unions,I love everything about Texas.

    • Jeff Lambeau

      I’m starting to like it more too. The judge just rules against banning abortions and the Texas abortion clinic just opened up again. Great state.

      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patel Dr. Patel

        That’s good.

      • Leslee McCord Kathlina

        Nuthin’ like a bunch of slaughtered babies (puppies what ever you want to call them) to scream freedom. YeeHaw!

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I wish more people in this world would care enough to help each other.

  • Debbie Hays

    i dont understand why people dish god . i was drawn to this today and why wast your time on being mean.

  • william baker

    unions are thug run groups for uneducated people who do not have the ability to bargain for themselves….thank God, I have never worked for any union flawed company….I did take part in the early sixties working with a company out of Miami when we went to a small town in the outer banks area of NC who had allowed a union vote in one of their locations and we fired all at the plant and hired new people just because some wanted the union thugs….they were kicked out and the man never allowed a union in his places around the SE……..I still detest unions.

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