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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


A New Beginning - 13 Apr 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

For two thousand years, Christians have been looking forward to Jesus’ second coming. Concerning this event, Jesus is quoted in Matthew as follows: (Matthew 24:27, 36 and 44)

27. “For just as the lightening comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.”

36. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”

44. “…for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”

(New American Standard Bible)

This is a poem I wrote concerning this future event:

A New Beginning
By Mary T. Hoffman

The Bible says that no one knows
the hour of His return.
Yet, truth to tell,
this world’s a hell
for all His creatures
trapped herein.

Too many animals suffer pain
inflicted for demonic gain.
This travesty must end.
The Lord is sure to send
His Righteousness to reign.

The lion and the lamb
forever will be friends.
No more will grubby human kind (?)
twist His Word (excuse to find)
to mutilate, harass, and bind.

So, perk up, friend;
it’s bound to end.
The Lord will have His Day
when evil’s swept away.
For this I always pray.

I should also mention that the Apostle Paul states in Romans 8:19:

19. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons [and daughters] of God.

As believers, we’re supposed to be good stewards of God’s creation. Surely, the sons and daughters of God must be those who do not succumb to the world’s warped ways that cause suffering, either directly or indirectly.  

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