Spittin’ for Jesus: Reasons for Ritual

The other night as my family was sitting down to dinner, my three-year old son shoveled into his mouth with a large spoon a favorite food — mac-n-cheese/hot-dog/broccoli goulash — and then immediately spit his mouthful right back out on his plate, exclaiming loudly, “We-we-we got to praaay!!!!” His dad laughed, “Spittin’ for Jesus, I…