When it comes to the sort of love that sustains marriage, a celibate Roman Catholic nun -
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta -- had some remarkably useful advice. She compared the sort
of love that makes marriage last to the drops of oil in an old-fashioned lamp: "How does
a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil."
In Matthew, it is said, "the drops of oil run out, the light of the lamp will cease, and the
bridegroom will say, 'I do not know you.' "
What are these drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things of daily life:
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.