August 29, 2021

“What’s inside?”

Passage: James 1:19-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
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The lectionary texts for Sunday, James 1:19-27, and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, invite us to focus on What’s Inside?, not appearances. Jesus’ critics complained that some of his disciples didn’t ritually wash their hands before eating. Jesus responded: focus on cleansing your heart, not your hands. Hypocrisy is one of two sins most frequently referenced in the Bible, and in Jesus’ teaching. The other is materialism. Both lead us away from abundant living.

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