A sly grin crossed my face in the garden store when I saw the “Baby Pak Choi” seeds. (“Pak Choi” is the smaller form of “Bok Choy,” my longtime favorite G-rated swear word.) Making sure they don’t come from China — nope, these seeds are from Boulder, Colo. — I had to buy them.

I’m so mad at Red China for this covid debacle, it will be a pleasure to grow this popular, crunchy Chinese cabbage and then chew it lustily, with all my might.

OK, so it’s not as spectacular as nuking them, welshing on our debt to them, or cutting off all trade. But it’s the best I can do. A gardener is nonviolent. A Christian knows vengeance belongs to the Lord, not us. I get that.

But it will be sooooo nice to masticate that Chinese cabbage loudly and with gusto, into a pulp, and swallow all those good vitamins and minerals that will help our immune systems, should they ever try this again.

Take that, Red China! You are full of Pak Choi! 


Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,

but give place unto wrath:

for it is written,

Vengeance is mine;

I will repay, saith the Lord.

         — Romans 12:19

By Susan Darst Williams • 5/14/2020 • www.RadiantBeams.org • © 2020