I picked this thought up elsewhere, and it's been worming its way through my brain...
A friend of a friend was notified not long ago that one of his JW peers since childhood had died. In itself, this is not too remarkable, because these guys are now into thier 60s, and mortality certainly does begin to raise its ugly head at about that time in one's life: either your friends die and leave you, or you die and leave them.
But the question came up, "Can we say that Roger, PERSONALLY, was living "in the time of the end" if THE END didn't come while he was alive?"
It seems obvious that poor dead Roger was NOT living in the time of the end.
The question that flows from this is, "Am _I_, PERSONALLY, living in the "time of the end"?
On one hand we have an increasing pile of corpses who were clearly NOT living in the time of the end, and on the other hand we have not one single person who has yet survived the end of the world.
The odds are that, like Roger, YOU are not living in the "time of the end" either.
How do you feel about this?