My colloquy was interrupted by the sudden appearance at the door of a cheery smile, followed closely by a young woman.
Name (discovered later), estimated age, and visual description of smiling young woman:
Chlöe Calloway, about thirty. Tall; slender; shoulder-length dark hair; eyes green though with a hint of azure; high forehead; slender nose; lips comparable to cherry wine; hearty cheeks; long, graceful neck; well-developed though not pendulous breasts; waist comparable to that of a butterfly; well-designed hips; well-turned calves; well-arched feet; painted toenails (probably); vestal (possibly); availability (no visible ring). Clothed initially in a red parka, which was slowly removed to reveal an attire bringing to mind a poem by Robert Herrick (1591-1674), written, I estimated, at a time of his life somewhat older than my own.
Poem brought to mind:
Upon Julia’s Clothes
Whenas in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.
Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free,
O how that glittering taketh me!
AND GOD CONTINUED TO LEAD BENNY GOOD. Upon awakening the next morning, Benny felt God’s presence in his life; a voice advised him to stay in southern California another week to improve his grasp of the teachings and practices of Christian Tantrism with the aid of Arielle and several members of her fledgling cell group. God also went the extra mile, ap- pearing to Pastor Sean in an exclusive Wednesday night vision. As a result, Benny’s name found a place in the budget of the Church of the Wide Open Door under the line item, “Outreach: Salaries.”
Then God led Benny back to Kansas to begin his radio min- istry at KKKS.
On the way home to Kirkland, Benny felt certain that God was urging him to get a head start on this ministry. Why else would He be providing him with three potential converts, two waitresses and a state patrolwoman? One of the waitresses chose sprinkling. The other waitress and the patrolwoman chose immersion after they showed up simultaneously at Benny’s door, and quick-thinking Benny invited them both to attend a baptismal party in the motel swimming pool.