And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
 The Bible. Kings James version. Matthew 7:25–27.
It is early evening and the rain has just stopped. In the middle of a tan cornfield, in the center of a green patch, a white Kansas farmhouse sheds the last drops of a late afternoon shower. A rainbow arcs across the silken canopy and fades into the horizon. The sun resumes it place atop the firmament. A stately oak in front of the house stretches up into the evening ...