For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. – Matthew 16:27
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Without the pestilence of giants, there are no giant-killers.
So choose sides! Get busy!
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In this we account ourselves happy, yea, we secretly rejoice that he hath accounted us worthy to suffer Shame for his Name, himself having said to our Comfort, Blessed are ye when Men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their Company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your Names as evil, for the Son of Man’s Sake; rejoice ye in that Day (saith he) and leap for Joy, for behold your Reward is great in Heaven; for in like Manner did their Fathers to the Prophets. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)