In the "Story To Live By" section this week you will find a piece that would ordinarily be in the "Scrap Pile." It is a sermon that is filled with brief stories and vignettes like we usually include singly in "A Story To Live By." No doubt you have old sermons like this that are crammed with personal anecdotes and good quotes from your favorite authors. What a blessing it would be for us, and all of our colleagues who subscribe to StoryShare, if you would send one or two of your old Lenten or Easter Tide sermons to share in the Scrap Pile in the coming weeks.
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.