Just out of curiousity.
We are having burgers on the grill. Yumm.
When we were discussing the menu I mentioned that I just don't have a traditional Easter Feast as a memory. That's not saying we didn't have one - just saying that I did not grow up in a "Christian" home so there was no real importance on the Holiday in my memory banks...beyond getting my favorite candy(Robins Eggs).
DH and I discussed the Easter Ham.
And this is the one I am curious about.
So, way back in the old testament, God gave us dietary guidlelines.
These guidlelines were their instructions on how to eat to sanctify themselves for God. Hand-in-hand with the whole sacrifice thing.
In those guidlelines we are told not to eat pork. Well, we were given a list of things not to eat and pigs fell into those guides.
So how did Easter Sunday become such a huge ham eating holiday??
Yes, I know we aren't under the law and old testament instructions. We no longer need to do special things to sanctify ourselves -- its all covered by the blood of Jesus. I understand that.
But here's the thing. God gave us instructions on how to best take care of our bodies. After Christ we threw that out. Each generation gets farther and farther away from that model.
And look at us now.
Now I'm not saying we have to eat the way they had to in the old testament. It won't sanctify us and get us into heaven. And not eating that way won't keep us out of heaven. I'm not trying to make that kind of a point.
But it confuses me.
It's like the whole angel thing. All the angels in the Bible were male. All the ones we see/buy in our society are female.
How did that happen?
Things that make me go hmmmmm on an Easter morning.