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Greetings and Salutations!

February 2, 2022

Leadership Notes

Greetings and Salutations you Wonderful People of Covenant Church!

Is it wrong to say I've never been happier as pastor of a church than I am right now? Our God is an awesome God, wonderful and kind, building His church in our little corner of His world!

You know, I've never not gotten more non-existent feedback from the things I prattle on about here than the feedback I didn't get from the Pat Sajak quote from last week. So I'll try another one:

"Remember 'Actions speak louder than words' and 'Sticks and

stones may break my bones…?' Seems like ages ago."

So, one recent day my granddaughter and a friend were talking about watching Saturday Night Live reruns on HULU. And I asked, snarky baby boomer that I am, "Are you watching from back when they were funny?" While they didn't laugh, they also didn't hit me with sticks or stones. Having already seen some of the classics, they did say that HULU has edited out some of the more "controversial" skits. In the same way, Comedy Central removed Season 1, Episode 2, "Diversity Day" from their rotation of "The Office." Sad…sad…sad.

I told those two lovely young ladies that I grieve for their generation and where we are today, culturally. Who decides what is humor and what is not? Who tells us if we can laugh and when? What will become of the open and free exchange of information and ideas?