Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mister Rogers, the saint

Just watch this interview with Fred Rogers:


Isn't it wonderful how he starts asking Charlie Rose questions, with what appears to be such genuine concern? It's as if we're watching a private counseling session rather than an interview. (He was a ordained Presbyterian minister, after all.) I'll even admit to getting a little choked up as I watched it.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this, Jeremy! Surely He has chosen the meek and childlike to confound the wise!

    Much to the consternation of folks like Mark Driscoll and John Eldredge, I find that my perception of God was shaped early on in my life by visiting this dear man every day in his neighborhood.

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  2. Apologies -- I didn't mean to post as anonymous!

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  3. I found this great line from Tom Brokaw while looking at this book: "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, be he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."

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  4. Oh ya, not a dry eye in the house! Charlie just managed to hold it together. :D Fred is so right about graceful receiving. It's a lost art. We need about a million more of him...

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