In the civil war in Russia that followed the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, literally millions of peasants lost their lives over the issue of wheat. Wheat is the staff of life. The new Communist government in Russia requisitioned wheat from the peasants to feed the working class in urban centers and the Red Army. When the peasants resisted this forced take over of their produce, and later when they also resisted the forced collectivization of their farms, many were killed and others were deported, where they lost their lives enroute or in final destinations like Siberia.
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.