I brought up how the food laws were to help set God’s people apart as a ‘holy’ people, and how they had the ritual of circumcision as a sign for this. This was the first time that she’d heard that we also have circumcision in our books, and became more intrigued. Then I talked about how the people, time after time, proved themselves unable to keep themselves pure (especially of the heart), and needed God to save them, and how God promised through the prophets that he would circumcise (or purify – same word) their hearts, and clothe them in shining white clothes. And how all the stories are one story, all building on each other according to God’s plan from the beginning to save/reconcile his people. And how Jesus remained always pure and without sin or blemish. And how now we have the ritual of baptism instead of circumcision… And she seemed to start to grasp a bit more how these ideas are connected.