Forever Mastadon ~ Episode 220
…Ace Bannion and Agent Daniels leave Midway Airport with expectations that a climax is near…
“We have the unenviable task of guessing how (or if) Penty is going to attack. I know we are hoping that he shows his fangs, but what if he doesn’t?” Agent Daniels/Jesse James is feeling the stress of having to predict the unpredictable, expected to possess an intuitional advantage over his cohorts. “It seems I am slated to go along for the ride, Eddie’s carriages I hear.” There is a hint of trepidation in his voice. “But while we are circling the warning-track or up on stage telling our stories, we will be losing control of the venue.”
“I’m with you JJ, but the girls tell us that all we have to do is trust, especially Sister Mary Joseph. I think she would walk off a cliff and believe she would be O.K.” In between checking hydraulics and testing circuits on the repaired/restored Blue Ridge Angel, Ace equates the Tolentine nun’s faith to flying. “When we took off from KC, I had confidence that we would land safely in Chicago. I was sort a wrong this time. I saw my life flash before my eyes, and it may sound corny, but I relived every landing I have ever made in those final minutes.”
“Well I am trained to trust my instincts and I am positive that Penty will show himself, he cannot possibly pass this up.”
“That’s where that weird paper we brought back from Wisconsin comes in.” Ace has seen things that defy logic.
“Yes, it is an instructional document, the very methods that Jesus’ disciples used to rid possessed folks of their demons. Jesus didn’t need a manual to do His thing, but we sure do!”
“It sounds like Billy or the good sister is rubbing off on you, Daniels?”
“Hey, if I have a choice, I’m riding in her wagon. I saw lightning take out a bad guy, with a finger on the trigger, twenty feet from her… and twenty-two feet from me. Am I a believer? You betcha!” Will he get his wish?
Bannion and Daniels both leave Midway Airport with expectations. They represent an overall sentiment that a climax is near.
As it was in the decades after the crucifixion of Jesus, so believe the most fervent presenters of the Good News; the return to Earth of the Messiah is around the corner… albeit God’s corner and that’s one big corner, h-u-g-e – big.
- Billy Graham is doing IT.
- A million preachers are doing IT.
- The NBC television network is doing IT.
- IT is called “spreading the Word”.
CONSTANCE CARAWAY P.I.
page 174 (end Ch. 18)