(L) In the poetic imagery of the Book of Revelation, the city of God is described as a place where there would be no temple. That would be quite a jolt to the Jews, to whom the temple was of utmost importance. The logic of this vision is quite apparent, however. No temple would be needed because God's presence is continual in the city of God. Temples were places set apart where people could come into the presence of God. The city of God, by definition, would be a place where God would be continually with his people.
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.