Famed modern theologian Karl Barth nicely sets the tone for celebrations of the Lord's Supper and of its first celebration in the Last Supper:
The Lord's Supper ought to be more firmly regarded from the Easter standpoint than is generally the case. It is not primarily a mourning or funeral meal, but the anticipation of the marriage of the Lamb. The Supper is a joyous meal: the eating of his Jesus Christ's flesh and the drinking of his blood is meat and drink unto life eternal in the midst of our life. We are guests at his table and so no longer separated from himself.
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.