GOD’S GOOD CREATION

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 10, 2021  Wednesday – Week Five WORD of the DAY  Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.”  When he got home away from the crowd his disciples questioned him about the parable. He said to them, “Are even you likewise without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters not the heart but the stomach and passes out into the latrine?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) “But what comes out of the man, that is what defiles him. From within the man, from his heart, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.” (Mark 7: 14 -23) How shall I live this Word?   There is nothing outside humans, says Jesus, that can make them impure. Everything that came out of the Creator’s hands is good. In the story of the origins, in the...