One night in the highlands of Scotland, a certain home was blessed by the presence of two visitors. One was a famous actor who had played on the London stage. The other was the parish pastor who was unknown beyond the local community. Before retiring for the night, the family gathered (as was their custom) in the parlor for devotions. The father called on the visitors to read a portion of scripture. The actor turned to Psalm 23 and read, “The Lord is my shepherd,” with grand voice, modulating his volume for precise emphasis. The whole family was impressed, what a reading!
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.