Nobody liked Corey. He was a bully par excellence. He was a rather large sixteen-year-old who enjoyed asserting himself over the other boys in ways that made everybody want to stay out of his way. It isn't that he physically hurt anyone. He just made it clear that when you were in his territory you were a nothing. He could turn a bright day into a dark day for any boy who happened to get in his way. He had a way of making anyone feel that he had no right to inhabit planet earth. It was Sunday church parade for the scouting troop that always met in the basement of the local parish.
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.