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I grew up on a steady diet of the kind and gentle Mr. Rogers. If I’m honest, I probably spent more time listening to him than I did both my parents combined. (Sorry, Mom and Dad.)
Looking back, it’s hard to figure out Mr. Rogers’ appeal. He never did anything remotely exciting. There were no cartoons, no chase scenes, no zany humor. Pretty much just a guy in a sweater hanging out with some finger puppets and a trolley.
But maybe there was more going on than meets the eye.
Mr. Rogers was a deeply committed Christian who designed his show to teach basic biblical principles. Here was his favorite verse:
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. (1 Corinthians 1:25)
Here’s how it applied to his life:
Whenever I write a script or a song or walk into the studio for a taping, I pray: “Let some word that is heard be thine.” That’s really all that matters.
(Quotation from Lamp Unto My Feet by Art Toalston)