Today is Trinity Sunday, the day when we think about and celebrate God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three in one, and one in three. Yet there's only one place in the entire Bible where the Trinity as such is even mentioned. That's right at the end of St Matthew's gospel. It was the last time Jesus was seen on earth, his final appearance after his resurrection. He meets with his friends on a mountain side and tells them to: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
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.