In real life, most of us do just about anything to keep others from discovering who we really are. We hope that we can get people to pay attention to our house or to our car or to our clothes. We hope that people will pay attention to those things and judge us based on them. Or if we have a blemish, we'll do just about anything to hide it, so that others won't be able to see it. Or if someone asks us how we are doing, instead of telling the truth and saying, "My life is in shambles," we end up hiding our true selves from others and saying, "Oh, I'm fine.
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.