It's easy to talk about things that are far away. When you are fifteen years old, it's fun to flip through bridal magazines and pretend to plan a wedding that is years and years in the future. But when the time comes? When he goes on one knee and asks THE question? You get nervous. Suddenly your stomach is a mess of knots, or it feels like your insides have all gone missing. Nothing quite adds up, because all of a sudden it's not a game anymore. It's not something to daydream about. It's real. And this is it.
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.