Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third)
There was a time, long ago, when families had just one car and when all the children gathered at the one house on the block that had the only television. This was a simpler time. A time when a computer took up several floors of an entire building and virtual pets hadn't been born. This was a time when an exceptional amount of creative spirit and energy came from children who constantly congregated along the curb at the street corner. A time when the Cleaver and Nelson families were the norm and Father always knew best.
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.