There were many types of sacrifices. Some of these sacrifices involved the complete incineration of the animal (the olah sacrifice) and others retained some of the meat for the sake of the family offering it, the priests, and the Levites. The Biblical system of sacrifices makes a good deal of sense. If all our sacrifices afford us nothing in return, we will literally burn out. Sometimes we need to give all we have for the sake of our communities or for God. However, at other times, we need to give enough and retain enough to sustain our families and friends. This balance is not selfish, it is simply sustainable.
This week, let us think about whether our offerings are balanced -- some large, some small, but all in proportion.