I promise to return to more substantial posts next week. I have given myself the first three-week "vacation" I have had, well, since I can remember. Once I am back in the office, regular "hearty" postings should resume. But for now, an apocryphote for the day.
"If you desire to devote yourselves entirely to God...lend to those who do not repay you."
Ahmad ibn Hanbal, al-Zuhd, The Muslim Jesus, pp. 144-145