"Cæsar was swimming in blood. Rome and the whole pagan world was mad. But those who had had enough of transgression and madness, those who were trampled upon, those whose lives were misery and oppression, all the weighed down, all the sad, all the unfortunate, came to hear the wonderful tidings of God, who out of love for men had given Himself to be crucified and redeem their sins.
When they found a God whom they could love, they had found that which the society of the time could not give any one,—happiness and love. And Peter understood that neither Cæsar nor all his legions could overcome the living truth, —that they could not overwhelm it with tears or blood, and that now its victory was beginning.
He understood with equal force why the Lord had turned him back on the road. That city of pride, crime, wickedness, and power was beginning to be His city."
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Blues riff in B, watch me for the changes, and try to keep up.
And so we begin the delivery month of December.
The Bucket Shop is leaking, slowly but steadily.
Non-Farm Payrolls on Friday.
What is unsustainable will not be sustained: cheap money, and even cheaper grace.
Have a pleasant evening.