I’ve decided to post my three favorite posts from my Facebook wall during the preceding week each Friday.  Here’s Last week on Facebook.

From Sunday, September 18:
“When Fred Rogers received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy award in 1998, he asked the celebrity audience to take ten seconds of silence to think about people who had loved them into being and helped them become who they are. Within seconds weeping and sobs could be heard throughout the audience. Then Rogers said, ‘May God be with you,’ and sat down.  Eliot Daley, a Presbyterian minister who had worked with Rogers, says it is significant that Rogers didn’t say, ‘God bless you.’ Rogers knew that the people were already blessed by God. He wanted the people in the audience to be aware that God was with them.”
(Huffington Post, 30 June 2011, quoted in “Century Marks” in “The Christian Century,” 26 June 2011)

From Thursday, September 22:
I posted a picture of Elizabeth Warren with this quote:

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

Here’s the quote in video format:

From today, Friday, September 23:
I posted this wonderful protest picture that “Americans Against the Tea Party” had posted on Facebook.

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