Jazz at Emmanuel – Our 30th Season

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

This year, Jazz @ Emmanuel brings to you themes addressed by Mr. Rogers over the years, as only Jazz @ Emmanuel can.

September 9.     Come as You Are
October 14.         True Colors
November 11.     Harvest of the Heart
December 9.       No Vacancy/Vacancy
January 13.         Standing on the Mountain Top
February 10.       The Heart of the Matter
March 10. 
            Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues
April 14.                Broken Dreams
May 12.                  End/Beginning

The bible speaks of how we are to treat our neighbor at least 43 times. The most famous discourse is this:


The Greatest Commandment

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[e] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Today I will ask myself, “Who is my neighbor?  Lord, what would you have me do to show that I am his neighbor?”