Guard the Good Deposit

In case you missed it this morning.

The True Man

By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
2 Timothy 1:14

During my senior year of high school, I worked as a “utility clerk” at a local grocery store. (“Utility Clerk” is just a fancy name for “bagger.”)

Part of my work was to receive and then sort “pop bottles” (“pop” is the Chicago way of saying “soda pop” as in cola, white soda, cream soda, root beer, etc.).

The empty glass pop bottles were brought into the store because there was a 10¢ “deposit” on each bottle.

You have to be of a certain age and generation to know what and why this was. It was the 1980’s and when you bought an 8-pack of cola, root beer, etc., you were charge an extra 80¢ but you would get that money back when you brought the empties back (intact, of course).


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