When we were children, my neighbor and I went hunting with our fathers. We camped in the foothills of Mount St. Helens. It was fall and salmon swam up stream to spawn in a creek beside our camp. My neighbor and I in our tall boots waded into the stream and stood in the middle of salmon rushing upstream to end their life and to start another generation. In the last forty years my neighbor and I have met twice. Each time we remind one another of that awesome experience in the middle of life ending in order for it to begin again. Each time as we repeat it we experience it all over again.
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.