I don’t watch Late Night TV – we haven’t had cable in years and I find more valuable ways to waste my late night hours. You know, like playing Xbox and writing blog posts like this one.

Leno is a late night institution. He might not be the funniest or most creative, he might not be as iconic as the one who came before him, he might have come out of retirement once (sorry Conan) and may do it again by next Christmas (sorry Jimmy) … but something he said tonight got me well. One note about Jay Leno’s retirement from late night TV got me to thinking about faithful church leaders, pastors and youth workers moving on when their time comes:

“I’m really excited for Jimmy Fallon,” Leno concluded. “It’s fun to be the old guy and see where the next generation takes this great institution. I’m so glad I got to be a part of it, but it really is time to go and hand it to the next guy. And, in conclusion, I want to quote Johnny Carson: “I bid you all a heartfelt good night.”

I just hope when I get to my final show … which I’m not planning on being any time soon, mind you … I’ll step down with this much grace. Classy.