Humans divide time into manageable hunks, then we name those days, months, and eras.
Ancient people calculated years from a new ruler's ascension. Some rulers even stretched
their influence by naming time: Julius Caesar, July; Augustus Caesar, August. We
continue to reckon time by significance when we talk of "summer after the eight grade,"
"when we lived on Oak Street," or "before Dad died."
Moses is ordered to create a new calendar with the first Passover in the first month to
commemorate freedom from slavery. In the sixth Christian century, Dionysius Exiguus
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.