Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
on a trip with your family? (Let them answer.) When you travel in
the car do you sometimes travel through towns that are so little
that you don't even remember what they are called? (Let them
answer.) Sometimes when you pass through some of those little
towns, if you blink your eyes, you'll miss the town. That's an
expression some people use to tell just how small a town is. How
many of you have heard of a town called Bethlehem? (Let them
answer.) Can anyone tell me who was born in Bethlehem? (Let them
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.