On Thanksgiving, we remember the story of the Pilgrims having a feast with the Indians.
This meal has been acted out in probably every elementary school across the country.
What we sometimes forget is the faith of the Pilgrims. It was for religious reasons that
they departed from England, setting sail for the New World. How many of us would be
willing to leave our homes, our extended families, everything that is familiar because of
our faith? As they boarded the Mayflower they did so knowing that in all
likelihood they would never return.
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.