Years from now, when people dig through the history of our time, I wonder what word
would characterize much of who we are? That four-letter word just might be fear. But
fear is not only a twenty-first-century term. Every age has had to struggle with fear and
its consequences. The word "fear" runs throughout the Bible. The Old Testament opens
with Adam and Eve telling God they hid in the Garden after eating from the tree because
they were afraid (Genesis 12:10). The New Testament begins with an angel telling
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.