... they had argued with one another who was the greatest...
A look into who or what is important.
Three young boys from a rather prestigious school were arguing as to whose father was the most important. The first boy said, "My dad is the ambassador to the United Nations, and when people see him they say, 'Your Excellency.' " The second boy said, "My dad is a prince, and when people see him, they say, 'Your Highness.' " The third boy said, "That's nothing. My dad weighs 450 pounds, and when people see him they say, 'O my God!' "
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.