Teaching children to swim can be challenging. You can't pull them out of the water completely -- after all, that would defeat the purpose! It's not reasonable to refuse to teach them to swim. This is an ability that they may find useful later in life, and it will give them and their families peace of mind if they are ever on a boat or near a body of water. But water can be dangerous. Many children drown every year. When teaching a child to swim, you have to be extra careful. Did they take a big enough breath? If I pull them out too quickly, will they ever learn how to swim on their own?
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.