Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor, told the story about a psychiatric clinic in
Louisville, Kentucky. A group of seminarians were touring the hospital and were
permitted to sit in on a staff reporting session. They heard a nurse relate an event that had
happened that morning. A sixteen-year-old patient never talked to anyone because she
trusted no one. A group of the inmates gathered in the girl's room and ganged up on her.
They teased her and called her names. The nurse heard the commotion and found the girl
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.