Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever played pin the tail on the donkey? (Let them answer.) When you play that game what special thing happens to the one trying to pin the tail? (Let them answer.) That person wears a blindfold like this one. (Show them the blindfold.) Why does that person have to wear a blindfold? (Let them answer.) The person wears a blindfold so that he can't see the donkey. After the blindfolded person places his tail where he thinks it belongs, then he takes off his blindfold to see exactly how closely he guessed where the tail belongs.
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 2, 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.