Leviticus 8:23 talks about putting some of the blood from the sin offering on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, the thumb of his right hand, and the big toe of his right foot. How strange is this? If one considers the ear a symbol of hearing, the thumb a symbol of working, and the toe a symbol of walking, one can regard this action as indicating that priests are now commissioned and established to listen to God, to work for God, and to walk with God. I’m reminded of the meditation Christians often use in dedicating themselves to God’s work.

God be in our minds and in our understanding.
God be in our eyes and in our seeing.
God be in our mouths and in our speaking.
God be in our hearts and in our living.
God be in our ears and in our hearing.
God be in our hands and in our doing.
God be in our feet and in our walking.
God be with us now in our departing.