Mae is Chris' best friend. Mae would do just about anything for Chris, who grew up down the street from her. Chris is one year older, and he had picked on Mae when she moved into the neighborhood. They were standing at the bus stop, and Mae was looking very nervous. Chris called her a name, feeling very much the smart first grader. But when Chris saw that Mae was crying, he instantly regretted it. He came after school that day and apologized, offering her a race car as a peace offering.
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.