One Minute Reflection – 2 September – Today’s Gospel: Mark 7:1–23

One Minute Reflection – 2 September – Today’s Gospel: Mark 7:1–23 – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.”..Mark 7:8

REFLECTION – “With these words, Jesus wants to caution us too, today, against the belief, that outward observance of the law is enough to make us good Christians.   This is what Jesus condemns because this is a counter-witness to Christianity.   After His exhortation, Jesus focuses attention on a deeper aspect and states:  “there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him;  but the things which come out of a man are what defile him” (v. 15).   In this way he emphasises the primacy of interiority, that is, the primacy of the “heart, it is not the external things that make us holy or unholy but the heart, which expresses our intentions, our choices and the will to do all, for the love of God….Pope Francis – Angelus, 30 August 2015you leave the commandment of god - mark 7 8 and with these words Jesus wants to caution us - pope francis - 2 sept 2018

PRAYER – Father of might and power, every good and perfect gift comes down to us from You.   Implant in our hearts, the love of Your name, increase our zeal for Your service, nourish what is good in us and tend it with watchful care.   May our blessed Mother, guide and protect us on our journey and may Your holy Saints, pray for us.   We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.blessed virgin mary immaculate mother - pray for us - 2 sept 2018


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