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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.…

Day 61: Homes and Yeast

Leviticus 14 and Mark 8:1-21 In Leviticus, we continue with the priestly orders for declaring people, things and homes clean or unclean. In Mark Jesus continues to try to teach his disciples that the kingdom of God is unlike anything they have reference for in their lives. Leviticus 14: This passage gives rites for purification…