I believe that you would be hard-pressed to find a person in the television industry who understood the grace of redeeming technology for God’s purposes more than Rev. Fred McFeely Rogers, or as many of us know him, Mr. Rogers. He once said that space between the television and the viewer is sacred ground that the Holy Spirit actively uses to touch the hearts of God’s creation. He prayed before every show that “his words would be God’s words, and that through him, people would see Jesus.” It’s no wonder we remember his red cardigan, trolley and the land of make-believe, King Henry the 13th, and speedy delivery! I believe that Fred Rogers’ life mission was to answer the question that Jesus was asked long ago: Who is my neighbor? I imagine Jesus smiled in 1967 when Fred Rogers penned the words, “Would you be mine, could you be mine, won’t you be my neighbor?”God desires that we have a heart for each other. It is the litmus test for our love for him. You can’t have one without the other.
This week GraceLife Church continues our “Culture Crash” series with a talk about how the church should respond to aliens, strangers, and our neighbors. I hope to see you at 10am! Bring a friend!