William Chaplar

(August 18,1961 / Trenton, New Jersey)

Why Does No One Cite Leviticus?


Why does no one cite Leviticus?
Didn't it have things to say?
People spend the live-long day
repeating what John had to say.
And Luke and Mark; Peter and Paul.
Some people can cite them all.
They'll tell you just what's in those books.
So how come no one ever looks
at what's said in Leviticus?

Why does on one cite Leviticus?
Surely it must have waxed profound.
And yet, it's rare that quotes abound
whenever people sit around
and cite Corinthians, Acts or James.
I'm always hearing other names
from Testaments both old and new.
Why is it, then, I hear so few
of the things said in Leviticus?

Why does no one cite Leviticus?
Do they think it's out of date?
Was its message heard too late?
Or can we just not conversate
on things like sprinkling bullocks' blood?
I grant, it wasn't Noah's flood.
Or Job or Kings or Revelation.
But that's no call for discrimination
against what's in Leviticus.

Why does no one cite Leviticus?
It makes its share of salient points;
like how the priest, with oil anoints.
I can't see why it disappoints
those citing Deuteronomy.
Can't they see the autonomy
of a book that sets for the routine
for making sure we're not unclean
and everything else in Leviticus?

Why does no once cite Leviticus?
It seems a necessary tool
for teachers teaching Sunday School,
'cause it contains a golden rule.
Of quotes, you'll find a plethora
from Timothy and Joshua.
But words more dear than gold or pelf
are, "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
And they're found in Leviticus!

Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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