A good friend took me aside a few years ago and said, "Look. You talk about Jesus. But
that is not what 99% of people have their minds on." I asked, "What do most people have
their minds on?" He went on, "Most people have their minds on one of three things. One,
what they're going to do this weekend when they get off work, two, where they are going
to go this year on vacation, and three, how much longer they have to work before
retirement." He said if you just hang around the water cooler or the coffee pot at work,
this will be confirmed in less than five minutes. He was right.
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.