Recent reports indicate that 47 million Americans were without health insurance in the summer of 2007. That is up from 44.8 million in 2006, which according to the US Census Bureau was 15.3% of the population. Meanwhile the costs of drugs, hospitalization, and doctors' visits spiral. Times are tough for the sick or for those trying to stay healthy. But the drug companies are doing well. Johnson and Johnson reportedly earned $10 billion in 2005, and Phizer with $8 billion in profits did not lag far behind.
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.