God keeps his promises

Here’s one to cling to in an age of tyrants, beheadings and other nauseating defilements of the divine image, at a time when the blood of a family of eight can be dashed against their open Bible because their deepest loyalty was upward-bound:

Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!

— Matthew 13:40–43 NRSV

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