Won't You Be My Neighbour


Having just enjoyed the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" I found it particularly interesting that Rev. Karen's children's story today was about the mustard seed.  She developed her theme of mustard seed moments of faith during her sermon and spoke about her arrival in Canada as a young child.  From small moments such as wondering which of the lights she could see from the airplane was her father when he was coming to meet her mother, her sister and herself on arrival in Canada to the stewardess who returned her dolly to her after dropping it on the floor and being unable to retrieve it for herself grew her larger impression of Canada as her new home.  Small things mean so much to us as children and continue to mean much to us as adults.  And from the very small start Fred Rogers had in television grew a wonderful community of children who knew, as God would have them know, that they matter, that they are entitled to their feelings, begin to know how to deal with those feelings and understand that God loves them just exactly the way they are. It may still require us to use the magnifying glass of faith to see and begin to comprehend the small things from which big things may grow but without that faith and examination, we cannot understand that God's love will never let us go. To quote 1 Samuel 16:7 "The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart". So while outward appearance may say to our children you are small and perhaps insignificant, out of these small vessels may grow great hearts and glorious human beings who personify God's best work. So won't you be my neighbour?

Laura M.