Novelist Harry Brown shared an Oscar as a screenwriter. His first novel, A Walk in the Sun, came out of his serving as an enlisted man in WWII. In it, one soldier says to another, “There are qualities and grades of fear.” One can hear the voice of experience in those words. Across the Mediterranean from Italy, where A Walk in the Sun was set, Jesus in his time slept in a boat beset by storm. The quality and grade of the disciples’ fear was top of the scale. They knew the lake. They recognized the power of storms. They understood the limitations of their abilities.
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.