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Day 78: Faithfulness and Fear

Numbers 23, 24, 25 and Mark 16 Numbers switches from a talking donkey to God speaking directly to Balaam about God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel. God will not abandon them, even when, as we learn their faithfulness is in question. In Mark we see the faithful women going to the tomb and being…

Day 64: Love and the Least of these

Leviticus 19, 20 and Mark 9:30-50 These chapters give us the origin of Jesus’ greatest commandment, to love. They also chow us how Jesus turns things upside down with his teachings by elevating the least of these. Leviticus 19 This section continues more prohibitions and rules for faith and practice. This is also where we…

Day 63: Vampires and Demons

Leviticus 17, 18 and Mark 9:1-29 These sections of scripture remind me of modern day horror obsession with vampires and demons. All the talk about blood leads me to imagine one of the vampires from a popular television series reading this chapter and deciding to become a “vegetarian,” and the casting out of a demon…

Day 62: Ritual cleansing and the Ritual of Healing

Leviticus 15, 16 and Mark 8:22-38 These passages both tell us of ritual occurrences. Leviticus talks about the rituals associated with clean and unclean, specifically related to reproduction and reproductive organs. Jesus initiates an odd ritual to heal a man. Leviticus 15: This chapter deals specifically with reproductive organs and the laws associated with them.…