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Live Faithfully in a Broken World

April 27, 2022

Leadership Notes

Years ago…I think I was in kindergarten when it opened…there was a Broadway musical titled, "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off." Not being a musical theater kind of guy, I know nothing about the play. I can only remember big people talking about it those many years ago. Sometimes the title alone fits my mood. "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off."

Martin Luther captured our fallen world perfectly in this verse from "A Mighty Fortress is Our God":

For still our ancient foe does seek to work us woe; his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.

Do you ever sometimes get the feeling like you don't belong here?

While not everything falls into the category of blatant evil or wickedness, we do live in strange times:

* Ten years ago, Big Pharma was the target of anti-corporate ire. Now, people willingly line up for a third or fourth vaccine because Big Pharma says it's good for us.

* Ten years ago, anti-corporate sentiment was occupying Wall Street and extolling socialist economic ideals. Now, some of those same people are clamoring to support the likes of Disney and Netflix and CNN. Ironically, many of those same voices have always bee