Observances of Palm Sunday today at the approach of Easter this week should include prayers for a really messed up world in need of direction, of a rudder that will take them home. And salvation comes by Jesus Christ Alone.

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Chinese Attitudes (unofficial survey)

It’s a bit surreal to me, but I’m sitting here at the White Wolf Mine on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona, dealing with PPE coming out of China, trying to insure that a crisis doesn’t go to waste.

And I’m not a communist, so there is a profit motive. In order to do this, I have to be awake roughly 24 hours a day and cat nap because of the time zones. And the phone rings.

However, I do multi-task and so I’ve been collecting unofficial Chinese attitudes on the whole Chinese Plague situation. Everyone in China I’ve spoken to believes that the virus escaped from a Chinese bio-weapons research laboratory. They don’t trust the government (in the least). And furthermore, they’re all preparing in their own way for Armageddon, because they believe that the virus will mutate and will return. Coronavirus = SARS+HIV. I’m not saying that they’re wrong. The Chinese doctors feel that the plague remains in the bodies of the infected the way that other viruses (chicken pox, for example) does. Nobody knows what it will take to trigger a resurgence.

There is still a lot we don’t know about this bioweapon. They may be right. They think that the end is near…

Is Craving a Deadly Sin?

I’m hungry for a giro sandwich. And there is nowhere within striking range of the White Wolf Mine that is open where I can scratch that itch. The quarantine has screwed that up too. It may be the end of the world in China, but it would be nice to get a giro. I wonder if there is a drive-though in Phoenix that is serving them. It’s only a two hour drive (each way)… If I go, I’ll need to order two giros. If you’re going to be a glutton, go big or go home.

It’s Sunday

And who among us doesn’t recall, “St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud?”

You have filthy mouths and bad attitudes…” That statement applies to a lot of people that I know. In fact it applies to just about everyone I know with the exception of you bloggers, who are pure and good.

If somebody asks you if you’re the police today, be honest. Tell them that you’re a musician, that the Penguin sent you, and that you’re on a mission from God.

Have a wonderful Sunday. There’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses.

26 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve seen that stuff on it being a bioweapon, but it seems like a pretty poor weapon. At least so far. It infects a small portion of the population, like 15 to 25% and the fatality rate appears to be solidly under 1/2%. If the goal of a bioweapon is to destroy any resistance from the population and then move in and take over, that ain’t happening. I suspect our biggest problems are from our reaction to the disease, not the disease itself.

    It could be that it was a weapon being developed and then released before they were done, but I’m more skeptical than usual on that idea.

  2. Gyros are one of the good things about cities.

    Of course, at this point you can only get them take-out around here, and they are pretty messy for car-eating.

    It’s always a nice day for a drive, IMO.
    -Kle.

  3. I’ve never eaten a giros sandwich, it simply doesn’t look all that good. I’m probably wrong, however, since I don’t get out much. That, and it’s a foreign sounding dish, and I lean towards red blooded all-American food like:

    French fries
    Swiss cheese
    German chocolate cake
    Spaghetti
    Hamburgers

    You know, Yankee chow.

    (at least the old me used to eat that stuff. As for the new me, too many carbs now, as over my life I’ve abused my carb privileges and accordingly those privileges have been suspended indefinitely).

    • In times of plague and great distress, descending from the mountain and eating a giro is permitted. But usually, I’m on low/no carb.

    • Hey Fredd, is there a tax that I can pay to rid myself of COVID-19 or does that only apply to climate change?

          • Hint: Crush pork rinds and use them instead of flower to ‘bread’/coat fried chicken. Cook the chicken in avocado oil. No carbs. Avocado oil has no taste but you can cook it at higher temps than olive oil. Buy it in quantities at Costco. You’re welcome.

  4. I haven’t had a Gyro in ages…sigh
    Did find a little hole in the wall European market/bakery near me that has amazing Russian Piroshki’s.

    The stats don’t match what is being put out there, why are people believing some of this? The government is not your friend and does not have your best interest in mind, except for the Pres. of course.

    • Giros are a sign that Greece may yet conquer the world.

      I’m not a lover of big government. I barely tolerate small government. I hope that you are well in your new home.

  5. “Observances of Palm Sunday today at the approach of Easter this week should include prayers for a really messed up world in need of direction, of a rudder that will take them home. And salvation comes by Jesus Christ Alone.”
    Amen.

  6. “Observances of Palm Sunday today at the approach of Easter this week should include prayers for a really messed up world in need of direction, of a rudder that will take them home. And salvation comes by Jesus Christ Alone.”

    Best shortest Gospel-centered sermon. Well done.

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