While there are many punishments listed in the good book for those that don’t follow G-D’s path there is one that holds true for those that due… peace. Yes, those of faith still strive to be the 1st of the pact but that G-D might have them running a different race. They are as passionate about “things as those who are lacking” but accept that their is higher calling that might pull them away. These individuals take pride in what they have achieved especially when they understand they can’t take it with them. Those of faith no they are still sinners but see that G-D has the redemption power to release them from this tension as well. Faith’s greatest gift therefore is the serenity to know that in the end everything add’s up even as the calculator is in a higher peaceful realm.
Today no animal is required. Yet in those days people took their most precious commodity and would sacrifice directly to G-D to obtain forgiveness, become closer or just to say thank you. Sacrifice today usually comes in the form of charity but when things are going real well is it such? Don’t get me wrong any charity giving is a wonderful blessing for those that receive but also for those that give yet when times are a bit tough then the sacrifice cuts through. That is why when my 401 looks more like a 1 that I’ve decided to make a bigger role in helping those in need. It hurts more in way but I believe it helps more as well. Sacrifice’s are difficult but the rewards they give could light up this world and the one beyond.