There was once a woman who was very critical of her neighbors. Nothing they ever did was right. She told everyone about how poorly they reared their children, kept their yard, and did their work.
One day a visitor was being given an earful of these kinds of complaints. And the woman, looking out of her window said, "There's an example of what I mean. Look at the dirty wash on her line. The sheets are streaked with dirt." The visitor went over to look out the window and then raised it. "My dear," she said gently, "the dirt streaks are on your windows."
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.