For many people, reading about the sacrifices of ancient Israel is a real yawner. But if we think about the Thanksgiving holiday, one sacrifice rises from the ashes of antiquity to offer encouragement.
In the days of ancient Israel, a special offering, different from the ones required for sin, allowed a person to give God thanks for something the Lord had done.
Rituals are apparently irrational acts which become rational when their significance is explained. —Northrop Frye
Hidden behind the veil of ritual and strangeness are principles of timeless value for your life.