In Elysa Gardner's USA Today tribute to Richard Rogers, she tells a story that
gives us a clue to his extraordinary success in musical theater. She relates
comments made by Rogers' eldest daughter Mary. "He wouldn't read The New
Yorker, unless he thought it would make a good musical. That's the mark of
genius I think — being utterly consumed, almost to the exclusion of everything
Do we have that kind of passion for the great work God has called
Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.