Second Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third) Cycle C
A farm family had some friends from the city come to visit. The friends had a young boy who had never experienced life on a farm. To make his visit somewhat more memorable, the hostess took the little boy with her out to the henhouse when she went to gather eggs. The little boy was puzzled by what he saw, because on the way out of the henhouse he asked, "Why do you keep your eggs out here? My mom keeps hers in the refrigerator!"
Just like that little boy, the observers at the first Pentecost were a little puzzled by what was going on.
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.