I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. -- John 16:12
Perhaps this cryptic statement of Jesus underlies the reformed faith's foundational statement that the church is "reformed and always reforming." In the gospel of John, Jesus seemed to be always hinting at the fact that the truth he proclaimed was larger than that which was comprehended. In 10:16 he said, "I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold." Early on the church assumed that he was referring to the mission to the Gentiles that Paul would champion.
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.