Guest column: Being neighborly includes everyone


November 18, 2022

Jana Peterson

Seth Wynands, pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church and Rivers Edge Presbyterian Church in Carlton, speaks with foreign exchange student Alex at a potluck supper this fall at River's Edge.

I'll be honest, I'm too young to have had Mister Rogers on my television growing up. Some of you may be in the same boat as me. Just because he is long gone from our screens, though, doesn't mean we have to forget the wisdom he passed along.

In an age defined by division and discord, we would do well to heed one of his many lessons: that neighbors are not just the people you live next door to.

I don't have to tell you that political division in our country has deepened in the last decade. I'm certainly not here to explain that fact, and none of us can snap our fingers and fix it. I'm also...

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