I grew up in Oklahoma and lots of Indian children went to my grade school. They were very poor; many times they came to school barefoot, even in cold weather. I can remember the teacher giving them pencil and paper, and they never had lunch. They hung together in a tight knot on the playground and never joined in with our games and activities. One day, in the fourth or fifth grade, we were studying a unit on Indians, and the teacher looked over at this group of children who always sat together in the back of the room with their heads hung low and said, "Each of you children belong to a tribe.
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.