In the year 1520 Martin Luther, the German reformer, wrote his small treatise titled The Freedom of a Christian. In an open letter to Pope Leo X that preceded the treatise he made a last attempt to reconcile with Rome. He affirms that he has not attacked the Pope as a person but only the corruption that has surrounded the papacy. Seeking to maintain the balance he believes the apostle Paul reflects in his first letter to the Corinthian church, Luther sets forth what appears to be a contradiction but two truths he feels fit together beautifully, namely:
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.