In Des Moines, Iowa, a woman who is an airport worker has reported to federal officials the theft of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich from the lunchroom. Local police didn’t want anything to do with it, so it is now in the hands of the Transportation Safety Administration. While stealing sandwich is wrong, we must wonder about the wisdom of spending time and money on a sandwich with all the concern over war and terrorism.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.