Recently someone commented on my past ministry (quote): "You are always covering up for the Blacks. You are very fond of the Blacks. A Black person will get away with murder by you." My reply was matter-of-fact: throughout my ministr(ies), I have sought to minister to all people the same way. I might have added: I am fond of all, by and large. OBSERVATION: Who those Blacks are, what I covered up, or what the murder is, I really don't know. I think it is important to note, too, that a Congregational minister is regularly guided by the congregation as to his or her emphasis in ministry: publicly by the Church Meeting, and privately by the Elders and Deacons, among others.