"I am richer than you are!" A poor man told a very rich individual. "That cannot be," the
rich one continued. "Oh, but it is true," the poor man stated, "I have as much money as I
want, and you do not."
Some of you reading this are rich because you are satisfied with what you have. In his
famous speech, "Acres of Diamonds," Russell H. Conwell tells of an ancient Persian, Ali
Hafed. He owned a very large farm, where he had fruit trees, grain fields, and gardens.
He had saved much money and was content because he was a wealthy man and wealthy
because he was content.
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.