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December 1, 2019


Filed under: daily — Lawrence Peterson @ 10:50 am

This last week we saw the Tom Hanks movie about Fred Rogers called A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The movie was not so much entertainment as an argument for the proposition that all God’s children have value. This is surprising on at least two fronts: first because it has been a long standing principle that good literature should not be didactic and second because our culture is based on the principle of survival of the fittest. Nietzsche taught that the mass of humans were merely the pot of mush out of which the ├╝bermensch occasionally bubbled. We honor this doctrine everywhere in our society by our quest to be the best.

Fred Rogers was portrayed as a meek and unlikely hero for believing and teaching children and adults of all kinds to value themselves and others.

Mathew 11:
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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