Luke gives a telling account of Jesus' instructions to the apostles before his ascension into heaven. Jesus speaks to them about the kingdom of God, the importance of waiting for the gift "my father has promised," and their coming baptism by the Holy Spirit. They anxiously anticipate and question him about the restoration of the kingdom of Israel and Jesus admonishes them not to concern themselves about times or dates of the coming kingdom, but promises them that they shall receive power when the Holy Ghost descends upon them so they will be witnesses to the ends of the earth.
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.