Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals or humans to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship. While sacrifice often implies the ritual killing of an animal, the term offering (Latin oblatio) can be used for bloodless sacrifices of food or artifacts.
From the sacrifices to the covenants of individuals and the nation of Israel, blood was pivotal to their relationship with God. The caution attached to Blood –as life principle endears it with the sanctity it deserves and claims.
What we are told to do: