Cover image: Albert Bierstadt, The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, 1863, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Here’s the full image as the WP header software crops anything outside its pixel ratio.
Quick reminder that the enemy has been at this a long time, and purposefully has set us up for the fall.
Okay, so today is the day that President Trump’s White House is bringing back the daily COVID-19/Coronavirus/SARS press briefing. As of this writing, there is no word on whether or not Little Tony Fauci, or Madame Lots O’Scarves will be present, but I’ll put a live link somewhere when there is one available.
In the meantime, Q has resurfaced from silent running, and it looks like General Flynn will be back in some official capacity sometime soon.
And then there was this:
Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: 94847b No.10015756
How many [R] 2016 candidates were illegally surv?
How many journalists were illegally surv?
How many House members were illegally surv?
How many Senate members were illegally surv?
Upstream collection. [umbrella]
a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
[insert Ricky Ricardo accent here] Bathhouse Barry, also known as Barack Obama, you got some ‘splaining to do….
A little mood music:
And a reminder to take the pledge:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
And now for the nitty gritty of the Q Tree 5 minute, stand up, Tuesday morning meeting version of the Daily Thread.
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- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
The Scripture reading that appears in this spot normally comes from today’s Mass readings. However, the Old Testament reading on Sunday gave me a thought for today. The passage was from the book of Wisdom from the Helenistic Canon which is one of the seven books removed when the Old Testament was changed after Christ walked on Earth. (The whole history of that, and why the ancient version was switched out by those who protested in the 16th century for the “new and improved” version, is rather fascinating.) For some reason, it spoke to me, and inspired a change just for today. I offer this from the twelfth chapter.
O how good and sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things!  And therefore thou chastisest them that err, by little and little: and admonishest them, and speakest to them, concerning the things wherein they offend: that leaving their wickedness, they may believe in thee, O Lord.  For those ancient inhabitants of thy holy land, whom thou didst abhor,  Because they did works hateful to thee by their sorceries, and wicked sacrifices,  And those merciless murderers of their own children, and eaters of men’s bowels, and devourers of blood from the midst of thy consecration,
 And those parents sacrificing with their own hands helpless souls, it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our parents,  That the land which of all is most dear to thee might receive a worthy colony of the children of God.  Yet even those thou sparedst as men, and didst send wasps, forerunners of thy host, to destroy them by little and little.  Not that thou wast unable to bring the wicked under the just by war, or by cruel beasts, or with one rough word to destroy them at once:  But executing thy judgments by degrees thou gavest them place of repentance, not being ignorant that they were a wicked generation, and their malice natural, and that their thought could never be changed.
 For it was a cursed seed from the beginning: neither didst thou for fear of any one give pardon to their sins.  For who shall say to thee: What hast thou done? or who shall withstand thy judgment? or who shall come before thee to be a revenger of wicked men? or who shall accuse thee, if the nations perish, which thou hast made?  For there is no other God but thou, who hast care of all, that thou shouldst shew that thou dost not give judgment unjustly.  Neither shall king, nor tyrant in thy sight inquire about them whom thou hast destroyed.  For so much then as thou art just, thou orderest all things justly: thinking it not agreeable to thy power, to condemn him who deserveth not to be punished.
 For thy power is the beginning of justice: and because thou art Lord of all, thou makest thyself gracious to all.  For thou shewest thy power, when men will not believe thee to be absolute in power, and thou convincest the boldness of them that know thee not.  But thou being master of power, judgest with tranquillity; and with great favour disposest of us: for thy power is at hand when thou wilt.  But thou hast taught thy people by such works, that they must be just and humane, and hast made thy children to be of a good hope: because in judging thou givest place for repentance for sins.  For if thou didst punish the enemies of thy servants, and that deserved to die, with so great deliberation, giving them time and place whereby they might be changed from their wickedness:
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.