Sometimes it's theold hymn that says it best.I grew up listening to my grandfather do his farm chores to the words of that old-time favorite, "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder." The words didn't mean much to me when I was a child, making mud pies in the middle of the barnyard; but they mean a great deal to me today. The last verseof that old hymn seems to sum up what Paul is saying to us in the fifth chapter of Ephesians. See for yourself:
Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
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.