Before the visit of any major public figure, extensive pre-event security is conducted. For
example, it is not uncommon in the post-9/11 world that the facility being used to house
the event be screened for explosives and possible unsecured entry points, exit routes be
carefully drawn up, and staff be given background checks. Much of this work is carried
out under the auspices of the visiting dignitary's staff who are sent ahead to ensure the
safe and successful visit of their employer.
Jesus sent seventy people ahead of him, not with the purpose of organizing pre-event
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.