This Los Angeles Math Teacher Isn’t Known for His Kindness. but Maybe He Should Be.

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them […] When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:1-3

If you asked Jim O’Connor’s students, they would tell you the 70-year-old Vietnam veteran is a tough but fair teacher, good…but not friendly, not loving. That was until one senior volunteered for a blood drive at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. There, every staff member knew Jim O’Connor and the school where he taught. Why? Watch the video below to find out.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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