Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bonus Reading, Mark

What Is Unclean       

Today's reading is a challenging teaching from Jesus, at least in the eyes of traditional Jews of the time.  They had been carefully taught during their entire lives that certain actions made them "unclean" -- which means unfit to be near God.  However, Jesus said that it is not things outside of a person that makes one unclean, but rather unclean things inside of a person.  Various evil and selfish intentions are the bigger problem in God's eyes.

Read Mark 7:1-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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