Monday, September 13, 2010

Vaccuuming and Torah study

Mom was a teacher who had systems and organization in place long before birthing 5 daughters.  Saturday was chore day:  we drew straws & the winner chose -  vacuuming, washing, dusting, or polishing Dad's shoes. Fair, huh?  Often I polished Dad's shoes.  He had lots of them, and at his job they got dirty. They needed to shine in the Lutheran church, where my family filled half a pew on Sunday morning.

As an adult, I've come to love the Torah.

Martin Luther would concur it's good to study the Old Testament.  Perhaps God is conducting His orchestra using tunes from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy. Christians have a cycle of readings that rotate through-out the Christian calendar.

Jews have their weekly 'Torah Portion, which is the topic of my blog.  I hope my readers will adopt a weekly chore of reading my Saturday posts, once they begin October 1st.