If you were to stop a person on the street, at random, and ask him or her, "Show me the
foundation of the church," you might get one of several answers.
Some literal-minded individuals might point to the actual foundation of the building: the
bricks and mortar on which it stands. Others might hum quietly to themselves that old
Sunday school song, "The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church
is not a resting-place, the church is people" -- then, they'd point out the gathering
of Christians who comprise the church-as-organization.
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.