According to the book of Acts, when Saul set out toward Damascus with his satchel of arrest warrants, he was a man on a mission. Both would change by the time he got there. Somewhere on that dusty stretch of road north of Jerusalem, he encountered the risen Christ and ended up experiencing a resurrection of his own. It was such a radical conversion that when he later reported it to the Corinthians, he described the entire event in the third person -- as if it had actually happened to somebody else. And in a sense, it did. One person died that day and another was born.
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.