It's back to laws and rituals today. I do love the importance on annual festivals. This time we have a list of daily, weekly, and monthly sacrifices. As my pastor remarked in our bi-monthly podcast, the Scripture establishes a holy rhythm to life. Then we get the big festivals. As a cultureless WASP this makes me think of the role St. Patrick's Day plays in my wife's family with a bit of envy.
"The accompanying drink offering is to be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink with each lamb. Pour out the drink offering to the Lord at the sanctuary." Num. 28:7. This pouring out a drink for the Lord is repeated for each offering. How connected is this to the practice today of pouring a drink for a fallen friend? Seriously, I wonder. Is there a direct connection, or is it just that drink evokes celebration which leads to remembering?