September 2, 2018

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Jesus uses a passage from Isaiah in response to the Pharisees’s challenge about purification rites. He is accusing them of paying “lip service” to their practices, which are supposed to be their response to God. Cleanliness on the outside is not indicative of a clean heart that has good intentions.

I pray to be mindful constantly of what I say and do. Help me to keep my heart close to you.

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