February 12, 2010 | Posted by Doug
"There is nothing outside of person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile." -Mark 7:15
| Reading: Mark 7:9-16
Jesus is challenging centuries old tradition here. A kosher diet was at the center of Jewish religious practice for many. Jesus says that what is more important are the things that come out of your heart, the things you say and do; rather than adhering to traditions. What traditions do we know that limit human compassion?