Happy Sunday to all. This was SUPPOSED to be published just before I left for church services. But, apparently, I hit "save" rather than "publish". Fat fingers??
Today is celebrated as Mother's Day. Once again, we (meaning she) will hear nothing whatever from our daughters. We have evidently attained the status of Untouchables, low-caste Lesser Beings who are not as sophisticated and worthy as the Bernie-bots. I love my daughters, always have and always will. But these days I don't like them very much, particularly as I observe the grief that they have and are causing to the woman I love. I know, even if they've chosen to forget it, what she went through on their behalf.
Local news hasn't really been updated yet: local TV stations are not quite 24/7/365 Big League players, to say the least. And none of the local newspapers are particularly worthy. So the death and injury toll from last night's "usual" Saturday Night drunken/drug-stoked revelries will have to wait. Certain to be, as we say, a "non-zero" count.
Wife is slowly recovering from the ordeal of Friday morning's procedure at the gastroenterologist. The upcoming one, scheduled for the morning of this coming Friday, will be considerably more invasive and require a longer recovery. Some "fun". The earlier consults raised the possibility of a duodenal ulcer, which might have some bearing on her frequent bouts of ulcerative colitis. Which is no fun at all, and is one of the reasons that she often is reluctant to leave the house (and the facilities). One of them: she's even more of an introvert than I am.
But Monday morning we are committed to attending one of those 'spring concerts" at a local school that will have the great-nephew (son of wife's sister's son) in the array. So I at least will attend and she will attempt it.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 9, 10, and 11 of 2nd Kings. The rot in the nation extends from top to bottom and is wide and deep. Too reminiscent of our own dying civilization and culture.
By the way, there is a reason that very few people name their daughter "Jezebel".
II Kings 10
II Kings 11
The New Testament reading is in the Gospel of John, verses 1-24 in chapter 5.