It was fitting for Sydney to introduce Mr. Rogers during Children's Time this morning. It brought back memories of his quiet voice, songs and cardigans.
As Alex pointed out in his sermon the Parable of the Good Samaritan is presented in a gold box when using the Young Children and Worship programme in church school. It is a gift to unwrap. Neighbour is as neighbor does, so to speak. “Neighbor” is not defined by location or group but by those who need concern and care. Our “neighbours” are those who need us.
We have unwrapped that golden box and heard the message - what do we do with it is now up to us.