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Mark 7:1-8

The Word of God

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?’ He said to them, ‘Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

“This people honours me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me;

in vain do they worship me,

teaching human precepts as doctrines.”

You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.’

 

Mark 7:1-8
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    • The Pharisees brought a 'policing' attitude to their practice of faith, they compared themselves to others, looking down on those who lived differently. I let Jesus speak to me about any similar attitude he might notice in me.
    • Faced with a religious question, Jesus reached to the tradition of his people. What life does God have to offer me as I consider my roots and heritage?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • The Pharisees brought a 'policing' attitude to their practice of faith, they compared themselves to others, looking down on those who lived differently. I let Jesus speak to me about any similar attitude he might notice in me.
    • Faced with a religious question, Jesus reached to the tradition of his people. What life does God have to offer me as I consider my roots and heritage?