Human life is under siege not because so many important things go wrong but because we make lesser values the standard of what human life must become. Of all sins, the most destructive is that which takes the life God has given us, and makes it a means to a lesser end. We often take life for granted until reality hits us in the face and reminds us what a gift from God each day is. We normally live each day immersed in the present -- to such a degree, in fact, that we often fail to see how much our own social period differs from the past, indeed from a mere generation ago.
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 2, 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.