Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday – Flanks, Flowers . . . They're Pretty Much the Same

Yesterday in class we read in Leviticus about peace offerings.  The peace offerings in Moses’ time included an animal’s kidneys, cauls above the liver, the flanks, and the fat that covereth the inwards.  Part of the peace offering was a sacrificial meal that symbolized friendship and a state of gladness.  I’m sure all of this made perfect sense to the children of Israel.  

Later that afternoon I came home from jogging to this bouquet of lilies sitting in the middle of the table and a meal of chicken tacos nearly prepared.  I went out in the garden to find Calvin who was hunting for a couple of ripe tomatoes.  I said, “They’re beautiful . . . .”  He smiled, gave me a big hug and kiss, and said, “They’re my peace offering.”  It made perfect sense to me.

What a funny and wonderful coincidence.  Flanks, flowers, feasts . . . they work. 

What’s your favorite peace offering?


Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

I will have to think about this one!

Good job, Calvin! Love it!

Deanna/Mimi said...

Did anyone ever tell you that you have an exceptional husband? He is a "keeper" for all eternity. Blessed you!!

hennchix said...

To receive? An apology. To give? Flowers and a card. P S- my word verification is "unwounde". It works.

Jill said...

My peace offering changes depending on the party involved but with Randy it's usually a treat.

michelle said...

I don't know what my favorite peace offering would be to give, but I love to receive an act of service.