On October 9, 2005, five Mexican fisherman set out from San Blas, Mexico, to look for
sharks. Unfortunately, their 27-foot fiberglass boat developed motor problems and they
were left adrift. Two men jumped off the boat in an attempt to swim for safety and
drowned. The other three men, Jesus Vadaña, Lucio Rendon, and Salvador Ordoñez, did
their best to survive. And survive they did. They ate raw fish, sea gulls, and ducks if they
could snare them, and drank rainwater. There were stretches as long as fifteen days that
they went without food. They read their Bible every day.
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.