Three of the biggest struggles in our world are 1) personal identity and worth; 2) social fragmentation; 3) hope for the world. The third offering/sacrifice in the book of Leviticus (known as the shalamim) is a direct answer to each of those struggles. On the surface, it’s difficult to see how a seemingly primitive, bloody, barbaric ritual such as animal sacrifice could possibly address these things. But when we understand what it means and put it into practice, we see it does exactly that.