One night, prowling the corners of a Christian bookstore, I stumbled past the Max Lucado, Dan Jenkins, and Janette Oke books to find myself before a display meant not to be read, but eaten: Christian candy. I kid you not. Chocolate peanut bars labeled, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." Noah's Ark gummy animals. Scripture mints. And my favorite, the "Bible Bar," the all-natural food bar containing all the foods mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8 -- wheat, barley, honey, figs, olive oil, grapes and pomegranates -- for only $1.95! (also available in powder, meal-replacement form).
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.