Also thought I’d repost this in celebration of this great man’s birthday!
Also I just noticed the previous link is not available so here is this great man modelling humility for us in his acceptance of an honorary Emmy
Many of my spiritual mentors are writers — persons whose works inspired me, guided me, even, in a few cases, changed my life. I am grateful for them. They are persons who have provided some light along my spiritual journey. But they are not all writers!
Fred Rogers was a Presbyterian minister who had a Bachelor’s degree in music composition. He also was a television personality best remembered for his show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. But how could the creator of characters such as King Friday and (my personal favorite) Purple Panda from Planet Purple inspire spiritually?
When I watch reruns of his program, I am struck by his down-to-earth approach in which he speaks to children with respect and directness. Over the years, he helped children deal with issues ranging from being afraid of falling down the toilet to facing the death of a loved one.
A deeply spiritual man…
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