Sometimes in conversation with friends, we will amuse ourselves -- or torment ourselves
-- by wondering what we would do when confronted by certain kinds of choices. If you
inherited enough money to become independently wealthy, would you keep working your
current job? For what one thing would you like to be remembered after you die? If you
could go back and change one thing that you said or did in the past, what would you
change? If you could only rescue one item from your burning house, what would it be?
And so on.
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.