Who doesn't admire Fred Rogers, his character and all his wisdom? My children grew up watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. I even grew up watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Generations have grown up watching this man and his humble love for others.
Two of My Favorite Mr. Rogers Quotes
In the scope of all the amazing grace that we find in Jesus Christ, I find this one truth the most amazing. "In that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Isn't that so amazing! And this amazing grace right here gives me hope! It gives me hope of growing in Christ. Hope of growing into a healthy relationship with Him, but not only with Him, with other's as well.
There are people like me, needy and messy. People with pasts they can't let go of, yet they find it immensely difficult to live with. Isn't it sad that we give up on those people when Jesus never gives up on us?
If we can find the ability to deliver to them the grace we have so freely received, what a wonderful world it would be! If we can reach the needy and messy, embrace them with love as Jesus would.
I've often thought, if we look around on Sunday morning, during worship, and find that everyone looks and acts just like us, there's a problem. We're not reaching the needy and messy. We're not reaching the ones who are searching for hope. We have hope, but we're not delivering it to those who need it most if this is the case.
He showed His love for us when we were still sinners. We should do the same for those around us.
If you know someone who works with people, this book is for them. It was life-changing for me and I will never look at people the same again, even the difficult-to-love kind of people.
I have grown a love for people that I thought could never be possible. That love is straight from God, but this book aided that gift in a huge way. I love what he says in his book, "Love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits." Without distinction. Without limits. We sure need more of that in the world today!
"In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence, we all long for, is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: Love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
Driven by Bob’s trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned--often the hard way--about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor,
Fred Rogers and Bob Goff are modern day people lovers. They love like Jesus! And Jesus loves people like we should love people. Who in your life has been a picture of Jesus when it comes to loving people?
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