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oink(s) & pearl(s)

appreciation Joan Winifred

 “Do not give what is holy to dogs nor throw your pearls before swine, so that they may never trample them under their feet and turn around and rip you open.

commentary excerpted:

give what is holy to dogs . . . throw your pearls before swine: According to the Mosaic Law, pigs and dogs were unclean. (Le 11:7, 27) It was permissible to throw to dogs the flesh of an animal killed by a wild beast. (Ex 22:31) But Jewish tradition forbade giving to dogs “holy flesh,” that is, meat of animal sacrifices. At Mt 7:6, the expressions “dogs” and “swine” are used figuratively of people who do not value spiritual treasures. Just as swine have no appreciation of the value of pearls, individuals who do not value spiritual treasures may abuse the one sharing them. [excerpted New World Translation Revised 2013 Study Edition : Gems]

questions for Reflections:

what are my values?

spiritual treasures?

9/20/18 @ 7:09 p.m

p.s. off to the mind gym…running late @ 7:12 p.m.

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