the daily purge 8-12-16


[ Rated ‘M’ for Mature ]

Very few people are buried in sarcophaguses these days but not so thousands of years ago. If you weren’t a Viking and set out to sea on a flaming pontoon boat then you were most likely buried in a sarcophagus, a box-like coffin for a corpse, most commonly carved out of limestone.  The word “sarcophagus” comes from the Greek ‘sarx‘ meaning “flesh”, and ‘phagein‘ meaning “to eat”, hence sarcophagus means “flesh-eating” or

DUN-Dun-dunnn! ===> “flesh-eating stone”.

Limestone was thought to help God’s temples on Earth to become dust more quickly thus being able to be used again and again.

1 Corinthians 3:16   Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 

Today’s purge isn’t a sarcophagus but that’s the word that pops into The Purging Lutheran’s think box every time I look at it. It was a gift box that held any number of Christmas goodies like candies, cookies, breath mint, mittens, bags of tea, coffee, kittens.

Note: Certainly not kittens but ‘Coke Zero’ doesn’t rhyme with ‘mittens’.

There’s not a lot to say about a can made of tin except that it can be used for wrapping gifts for other holidays, say World Elephant Day (August 12), an international annual event dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. If you have an elephant, know an elephant, or know that elephants exist, give them a break as they are shamelessly mistreated and poached for ivory.

Horton: A person’s a person, no matter how small.

Proverbs 27:23   Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;






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