Last week driving East on Kuser, having passed Yardville-Hamilton Square Road, I looked across the field as you approach Klockner and smiled at the beauty of the farmland – ready for planting. Then I realized that in a few short years or months, this land will surrender to bulldozers and another commercial development. How sad, I thought while admitting the truth that all of us around here now live on land that was just like this farm once. The road I drove upon was a nice quiet lane before I-195 ripped our town in two.
So we understand that new neighbors come along and our needs change inevitably – but we win or lose according to the quality of the neighbor – not what happens to an adjacent road. I suggest a few minutes looking at our proposed new neighbor further West on Kuser: www.kcnj.org. Ultimately the piece of land we would all like to stay as it is today, will be given up to something new. What kind of neighbor will we welcome?
From everything I see, Kingdom Church is a blessing to our area. It nurtures good lives and families and it serves all of us by it’s commitments. Maybe, we should give it a chance – if we don’t, the next development will most likely be far less of a good neighbor than Kingdom Church will prove to be!
As a Catholic, I have seen brief traffic slow downs after services on quiet Sunday mornings and our Catholic churches are very large compared to Kingdom Church. I’ll rejoice for the few minutes of slowdown when I think about the good new neighbors we will have.