Two Kings And Three Prophets For Less Than A Quarter
First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third) Cycle C
As dawn awakened one August morning over a tiny French village called Pielo, its citizens were herded into the village square to face a Nazi firing squad. It was 1944 and the enemy had routed out a small unit of French underground freedom fighters in the village the night before. Among the villagers was a fifteen-year-old boy. He did not really understand why, but he knew that the intention of the occupying forces was to shoot them all. He looked at the villagers all around him and realized that almost all of them were older than he was. They had lived a long time.
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.