In "The picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray is a handsome young man whose portrait is painted. It's a wonderful portrait, showing Dorian Gray in all the beauty of his youth. But Dorian becomes a very dissolute young man, into all sorts of seedy and dishonest and disreputable pursuits. As he grows older, and all his depraved and immoral friends begin to show the signs of their debauchery in their faces, Dorian Gray remains as young and fresh and beautiful as ever. But his portrait ages, and begins to show just what sort of a person he is.
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.