As many of you know, I admired Fred Rogers greatly, and continue to do so in these years since he has entered the Church Triumphant and is no longer among us.
Fred is greatly missed by his friends and his fans all over the world, who saw in him the good neighbor that he was.
I thought of Fred as we sang "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" this Tuesday in the meeting of Central Florida Presbytery's worship service. Fred preached on Martin Luther's great hymn, during my Pittsburgh Theological Seminary doctoral graduation in 1994, at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Whenever I hear the hymn, Fred's insights from that day, return anew.