Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a wealthy person who had a manager of his possessions, and charges were brought to him that this manager was squandering his possessions." -- Luke 16:1
Luke, more so than any of the other gospel books, has a great interest in the topic of wealth and possessions. What part do possessions play in our lives together as disciples of Jesus? What part should they play? This was apparently a matter of great concern in Saint Luke's community of faith, as it should be for us today.
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 2, 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.