I recently pulled through the drive-thru at Taco Bell and they apologized that the dining room was closed. Covid? No. They blamed the Mexican Pizza. I thought I’d heard every lame excuse, but this was a new one. Apparently the fast food chain brought back the popular item (which is neither Mexican nor pizza) after a 2020 decision that cut it from the menu, along with Nachos Supreme, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Spicy Tostada, and the 7-Layer Burrito. That 2020 news item likely went right past most of us while we were helping our kids do school on screens, sanitizing our hands every five minutes, washing our groceries, and nervously watching the Marco’s Pizza deliverer to make sure they wore blue gloves. It was all a bit much, so we are forgiven for failing to notice that Taco Bell dropped some of our favorites. Yo quiero! Now the pizza is back and so are the customers. In fact, so many customers came back that it created a rush at our favorite Taco Bell that employees quit, creating a staffing shortage, and thereby closing the dining room.
Don’t you hate being out of the loop? Sometimes things happen and we find ourselves scrambling to learn what is going on and why something happened and who that person is and…yep, you get it.
This happens in church all the time. Website reboots, new hires, policy changes, new logos, confusing acronyms, incoming leaders, resignations, new things we like, old things we miss, and so much more. A lot can happen in a short amount of time. This is especially true during a pandemic and a shutdown.
This might have left you thinking “What’d I miss?” If so, that’s okay. Over the next four weeks, White Station shepherds will provide an update on where we’ve been over the past few years. They will bring us up to date on developments, as well as the reasons for those developments, by presenting biblical and theological teachings that inform our life together as a church. This will take place each Sunday in June in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45. The shepherds will provide documents that will be offered digitally if you are unable to attend.