Fred Rogers once said in an interview with Christianity Today that “the underlying message of [my show] is that if somebody cares about you, it’s possible that you’ll care about others, too… Knowing you are special can lead you to help create a world in which your neighbors know they are special, too.”
Ultimately, wasn’t this Jesus’ vision for us, too? Once we begin to believe in God’s love for us, we can’t help but to be changed. It changes how we view ourselves and how we care for our neighbors, too. It’s a Love that never leaves us the same.
The question is, do we really believe God loves us? If we lived each day not only knowing, but truly believing in the depth of God’s love for us, and if we brought that truth down into our day-to-day lives, what difference would that make in us? What difference would that make in our world?
~ Mary Alice Birdwhistell