While we no longer interpret actual bodily discharges as making us unclean in God’s sight, there are truths in this reading. The key word throughout is “discharge”—what comes out of us.
Picture a fluid polluting an area as a symbol of the discharges of the heart that contaminate. Jesus said, “Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man” (Matt. 15:18).
Are there hurtful discharges in words that flow from your mouth? The expression on your face, the tone of your voice, the sound of your breathing, the language of your body: all these discharge either the stench of negativity or the sweet smell of holiness and love. Others can be drawn to God by the way you are.
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Example: Pure love flowing from my heart
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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