Many theorize that Jesus didn't want Mary to hold onto him because following his
resurrection he had to immediately ascend to the Father and then come back to make
other appearances. This passage might indicate that, but we must also reckon with Luke's
chronology both in his gospel and in the book of Acts.
There's another explanation why Jesus said what he did to Mary Magdalene. Luke 24
informs us that Jesus scheduled a full agenda that day. He walked with the two disciples
to Emmaus, a distance of perhaps seven miles. Not long afterward Jesus appeared to the
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.