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Mark 7:14-23

2009-08-26 — “…and goes out into the sewer…” Jesus doesn’t get any more discreet than that.

BIBLE PASSAGE — Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.”

When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, “Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) And he said, “It is what comes out of a person that defiles. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

— Proper 17, Series B


  1. Bob Waters — 5210 days ago #

    Don’t forget Paul’s lack of discretion in saying that he counts everything as skuballa in order to win Christ!

  2. Jim — 5210 days ago #

    St. Paul: the very picture of indiscretion.

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