Some people from the church were calling on parishioners in their homes to ask them to
increase their giving. One elderly widowed man welcomed the callers in and served them
coffee. When the callers made their case for various building improvements and program
expansion, the elderly man explained that his total income every month was less than
$1,000, and of that, he gave $35 a week to the church. He explained that he was able to
live on such a meager amount because he always gave to the Lord's work first and paid
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.