Visit new & noteworthy 2012
--- Honeybee ---
for folks who are interested
in my fourth book.
"Olga - Turkey 1988 in front of a Kurdish tent, dressed accordingly"
The Lord makes “grass” grow for cattle
And “plants” for man to cultivate
Bringing forth “food” from the earth:
WINE that gladdens the heart of man,
OIL to make his face shine
And BREAD that sustains his heart
People thought with their “heart” and feelings were centered in the “liver.” Think of heart-warming thoughts and greetings from heart to heart. And when scared about bloodcurdling events we have cold feet and cold sweat.
Heart and liver are organs filled with blood.
Salty in taste, blood was considered the life-line of all living creatures: warm-blooded and cold-blooded. LIFE came out of the salty ocean and sweet rain blessed the earth to sustain all.
Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
FOOD IS LIFE
The GRAPE: First thing Noah did------ was to plant a vineyard.
Olive OIL provided shining light at night and it was also food.
Wheat---the staff of life----flat-bread and yeast bread
People gave thanks to their deities for providing them food by sacrificing a creature that “ate” from the earth: An animal.
When famine (starvation) reined, priests sacrificed the ultimate sacrifice: A human being
A father would sacrifice on the altar of his god his first-born son to guarantee prosperity for his family: Plenty of food.
GOSPEL of MATTHEW
While they were eating, Jesus took BREAD, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and EAT; this is MY BODY.
Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, DRINK from it, all of you. This is MY BLOOD of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until . . .