It is the holiest of days. And on this holy day, the day of atonement, a man stands alone inside the great temple, stands at the very heart of the temple itself, stands in front of that place named the holy of holies, the very mercy seat of God. A massive curtain soars above him dividing off this holy of holies from the rest of the temple. One man alone comes this far, daring to tread upon this most holy of ground. Dressed in the robes of the high priest and serving in that office under call from God, this one man alone is permitted to undertake the ritual that now follows.
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.