Almost every good cartoon strip at some point had someone holding a sign that reads “The End is Near.” They are usually seen as a nut case or some crazy person. Paul today tells us that the one that embraces the reality of the nearness of the end of all time is not the crazy one but the “clear-minded” one.

1 Peter 4:7 (NIV)
7  The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.