To touch or be touched by Jesus is to be given new life. Mark tells about a woman who touched the garment of Jesus and her twelve years of bleeding stopped. She was no longer unclean or unhealthy. She could be readmitted to society and be given a new beginning in her life. She touched Jesus and was given back her life. A little girl lay dead in her daddy and momma's house. She was too young to die. Images of cancer children, abandoned children and bloated-belly children fill this pink ballet-shoe bedroom. Yet, Jesus comes in and takes her hand and tells her to get up.
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.