A family planned a weekend in a large city. Anne and Bob thought it would be good to show their young children one of the museums. Early on Saturday morning they rode the bus to the museum. The morning was cooler than normal for that time of the year; the boys complained that they were cold. The younger son spotted a homeless person sleeping near a steam grate on the sidewalk. "Why is he there?" he asked his mother. As they continued walking Anne explained to her sons that the man did not have a home and slept near the grate to keep warm.
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.