A side show at the traveling circus which came to town featured a guy who squeezed a lemon very hard and then offered to onlookers a $10 reward if they could squeeze it and get any more juice out of it.
Several people tried, but had no results.
Then a man came forward and asked if he could try to get more juice out of it. He was given the lemon and squeezed two more drops out of it. The side show operator asked, "How did you do that? No one else has ever squeezed more juice out of the lemon than I had squeezed before."
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.