To meet the Living God is the ultimate of all human experience. After this encounter all life is different. It is then that we are born into our full existence. This encounter brings with it a call to some kind of service. We are not truly alive until we discover our mission in life. What was I really born for? Where do my talents really meet the needs of humanity in my moment of time? Jeremiah was probably sixteen to eighteen years of age when it happened to him. It happened about six hundred years before Christ, in a period of historic turmoil for his people, the Children of Israel.
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.