Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Words that Heal

Words that Heal

Because we know Fred Rogers was right: the inner life of others is deadly serious, and people are desperate to have someone else see it.

And we know what Evan Hansen says is true: we need each other, and we need to know we will be there for each other when things get dark. We need to know we are not alone in this world.  

And we know with all our hearts that the Book of James is right, because all of us have felt the power of words that have made us feel loved and alive, and words that have cut us to shreds. And we have a choice of what we will do with our own words.

Faith In the Flesh

 Faith In the Flesh

The Book of James has some hard things to say to us about our faith, and what it means to be followers of Jesus. About how important our words are, and our actions, the things we do and say. How important it is to live with integrity, in a way that the light of Christ shines in us and through us. So that our own faith isn’t just a now-and-then thing, or a Sunday morning ritual, but soaks into every pore of our lives, and we don’t back away when it’s hard.

So that whatever we do, our faith is embodied. And, like Fred Rogers, our own prayer might be, of our own lives, “Dear God, let some word that is heard be yours.”