It is something of a stereotype that Asian cuisine can make us
really full when we eat it, but we still end up hungry an hour later. I
must admit, I have sometimes found this to be the case. I don't know if
it's something in the way it's made that it just seems to digest
quickly or what!
This passage reminds me of that. Many look to the world and what it
offers for nourishment. They are sometimes filled, but it's only for a
moment, and they're left hungrier than before. The only satisfaction we
can hope for is in Jesus, the "bread of life." He's the meal that just
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.