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01/13/20 Grif.Net – Lamentations of the Father (part 1)

01/13/20 Grif.Net – Lamentations of the Father (part 1)

[For the my =
children and grandchildren for the new year, here are some "loosely =
translated passages’ from Leviticus]

 

**LAWS =
CONCERNING HOUSEHOLD PRINCIPLES, FOOD AND DRINK  =

  &nb=
sp;  Of the beasts of the field, and of the fishes of the sea, =
and of all foods that are acceptable in my sight you may eat, but not in =
the living room.

  &nb=
sp;  Of the hoofed animals, broiled and ground into burgers you may =
eat, but not in the living room.

  &nb=
sp;  Of the cloven-hoofed animal, plain (or with cheese) you may =
eat, but not in the living room.

  &nb=
sp;  Of the cereal grains, of the corn and of the wheat and of the =
oats and of all the cereals that are of bright color and unknown =
provenance you may eat, but not in the living =
room.

  &nb=
sp;  Of the quiescently frozen dessert, and of all frozen =
after-meal treats you may eat, but absolutely not in the living =
room.

  &nb=
sp;  Of the juices and other beverages, yes even of those in =
sippy-cups you may drink, but not in the living room.  Neither may =
you carry such therein. Indeed, when you reach the place where the =
living room carpet begins, of any food or beverage, there you may not =
eat; neither may you drink.

  &nb=
sp;  But if you are sick and are lying down on the sofa watching =
something, then you may eat in the living room.

 

**LAWS WHEN AT =
THE TABLE

  &nb=
sp;  Neither raise up your knees nor place your feet upon the table =
for that is an abomination to me.  Yes, even when you have an =
interesting bandage to show, your feet upon the table are an abomination =
and worthy of rebuke.

  &nb=
sp;  Drink your milk as it is given to you, neither use on it any =
utensils nor fork nor knife nor spoon for that is not what they are =
for.  If you will dip your toys in the milk and lick it off, you =
will be sent away. When you have drunk, let the empty cup then remain =
upon the table and do not bite it upon its edge and by your teeth hold =
it to your face in order to make noises in it sounding like a duck, for =
you will be sent away.

  &nb=
sp;  When you chew your food keep your mouth closed until you have =
swallowed and do not open it to show your brother or your sister what is =
within. I say to you, do not so, even if your brother or your sister has =
done it before you.

  &nb=
sp;  Eat your food only. Do not eat that which is not food.  =
Neither seize the table between your jaws nor use the raiment of the =
table to wipe your lips.  I say again to you, do not touch it, but =
leave it as it is.

  &nb=
sp;  And though your stick of carrot does indeed resemble a marker, =
draw not with it upon the table, even in pretend, for we do not do that, =
that is why.

  &nb=
sp;  And though the pieces of broccoli are very like small trees, =
do not stand them upright to make a forest because we do not do that, =
that is why.

  &nb=
sp;  Sit just as I have told you and do not lean to one side or the =
other, nor slide down until you are nearly slid away.  Heed me, for =
if you sit like that your hair will go into the syrup, and now behold, =
even as I have said, it has come to pass.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"