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UNTIL THE MASTER RETURNS

Marley: “My spirit never walked beyond our counting house. In life, my spirit never roved beyond the narrow limits of our money-changing hole.”

Scrooge: “No doubt of that. You always were a good man of business.”

Marley: “Business? Mankind was my business! The common welfare was my business. Charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence were all my business!”

From A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

 

Periodically, the earth greets us with a disaster of some sort. On each occasion–whether it be an earthquake, a flood, a severe tropical storm, or in the present times, the onset of a deadly virus–we hear a familiar response from the Christian community. Typically, it begins with the following declarations:

“The end times are near!”

“Jesus is coming soon!”

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