The Genius of Mr. Rogers
I was looking through my books in my library hoping to find a bit of inspiration. How lucky was I to find a book filled with some simple wisdom that was written by one of my first teachers in life, Mr. Rogers. I sat down on the floor and began to read and let my mind wonder down to my heart. My mother often says that the quietest time in the house was when Mr. Roger's Neighborhood was on which just so happen to be right after Sesame Street and right before dinner.
Flipping through the pages of Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers, I stumbled on this little gem that seems to be fit right at home on this site:
"I remember one of my seminary professors saying people wo were able to appreciate others -who looked for what was good and healthy and kind - were about as close as you could get to God - to the eternal good. And those people who were always looking for was was bad about themselves and others were really on the side of evil. 'That's what evil wants,' he would say. 'Evil wants us to feel so terrible about who we are and who we know, that we'll look with condemning eyes on anybody who happens to be wit us at the moment.' I encourage you to look for the good where you are and embrace it."
I was blessed to have had my young heart opened and my inquisitive mind shaped by this man.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”