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Conspiracy Theory

The devil and his minions gathered together, some on his right hand and others on his left.

And the devil said, “Over two thousand years have passed since our Creator and Enemy descended to the earth, was killed, buried and rose again, defeating our plans and putting us to utter shame.”

The fallen angels joined in a chorus of boos and hisses.

“Our Great Enemy has gathered a growing number of defectors, particularly in the place called the United States,” the devil continued. “Who will present a plan to stop this defection so that the name of Our Great Enemy is reviled?”

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Peter and the plague

Note: This is written to be a fictional, humorous allegory of a situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. No intention is made to offend or upset anyone or add to or subtract from the Bible. Any similarity is purely coincidental.

As the sun continued to rise on that Lord’s Day, the Apostle Peter closed his teaching:

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.”

I Peter 2:13-14

The congregation continued to listen intently, hearing the word of God.

“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should silence the ignorance of foolish people.”

I Peter 2:15

Suddenly Gaius raced into the home, panting as though he had finished a marathon.

“I bring terrible news,” Gaius panted. “A plague has struck the city and is causing panic. It is a plaque like no other in that it spreads without warning, particularly among those advanced in years.”

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The man who taught me to code

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a parked car outside Kaiser Permanente, wondering if a patient is going to come home with us, or go home to Glory.