Sunday 11 October 2020: There is only one rule five

Adam, who is sitting in Holland smoking his pipe out of the current battles, will like this, because rule five comes from the mad monks of the Velomati. It is harden up. The times are tough? Take a teaspoon of concrete and harden up. Wimps and geeks particularly, and here I speak from experience.

For the times are horrible. Adam gives us the sermon, while obeying the noxious rule four: show eye candy. I disagree with the practice. Meidtating on the thot du jour is not going to get you doing press-ups and Russian swings. Better to marry someone who winds you up far more than any photo shopped image [1]

In New Zealand there is to be an election and the citizens have a choice between a noxious woman on the left and a blundering woman on the right. Which means they have no choice at all. Better a thousand ants that infest your armpits than this awful fate.

But now I let my readers settle back into their deep leather chairs as autumn pushes its fingers at the thin glass windows. The fire sets a yellow glow over the room, illuminating the high rows of books that gaze down with quiet wisdom. Your faithful hound is at your feet, one ear cocked for danger on the path. There is a glass of something good and fine in your hand and your packed pipe lies waiting to be lit. So relax in the knowledge that hard times lie just around the corner and now is the moment to make the future memories upon which you will depend.

WHy do we need to be hard? Why do we need to see the comforts of the fire as a trap? Because without hard tasks we will not merely be soft, in body and midn, but we will not be able to resist the temptations of this world. [2] They have not changed: they are the praise of men, the comforts of our body, and the dark knowledge that is Satanic, now marketed as spirituality and self improvement.

As if self esteem is not another word for Pride.

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isaiah 25:1-9

25 O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
For You have worked wonders,
Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
2 For You have made a city into a heap,
A fortified city into a ruin;
A palace of strangers is a city no more,
It will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore a strong people will glorify You;
Cities of ruthless nations will revere You.
4 For You have been a defense for the helpless,
A defense for the needy in his distress,
A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of the ruthless
Is like a rain storm against a wall.
5 Like heat in drought, You subdue the uproar of aliens;
Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is silenced.

6 The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain;
A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow,
And refined, aged wine.
7 And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is [g]stretched over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
9 And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”

Philippians 4:1-9

4 Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. 3 Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Autumns-glow
John Atkinson Grimshaw, “In Autumn’s golden glow”, not dated. From Adam's linkage blog post.

There is a reason that I'm going to go straight from doing this to putting up some more poetry. There is also a reason that the music is embedded, and I'm ttrying to fund as much art as memes. It is the same reason that I gave up wathcing the news last night and instead watched a crew putting together a platform in live oak trees somewhere in Texas

There is a reason I'm sourcing things from avocations I don't have. At the moment, i don't have a bike: It is because anything that is done excellently is worth medicationg on. If it is noble. There is an excellence of evil and destruction and against that I have a two word reply:

Joe Biden.

You never want to end up in the pathetic state he is in. He took the ticket, and it is showing.

And this elite, who hate the true the good and beautiful? Shun them.
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1. My wife is a Professional Photographer. I know how long she spends on a file to fix the issues any person has.
2. And no, there are greater temptations than pretty girls on instagram. Compromising your integrity for a promotion, accepting instutionlaised evil is more. Voting for the death of the inconvenient and calling it a choice is worse.

And for reference: from the source. Always go the the source.