Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mark 7

When Jesus quotes the Old Testament, he does so with extraordinary power. His language is more graphic with his disciples that with the crowd (he explains about the latrine). Jesus' message is about heart transformation, not mere external conformity to rules. What is in your heart will come out!

Jesus went to Tyre to hide!

This woman believed that even the scraps from Jesus would be adequate to heal her daughter. Why did Jesus initially accept cultural barriers between himself and this woman?

"He does all things well." What a good conclusion once the deaf, mute man talked. No one complained at that moment about the long years he had been deaf and mute throughout his life. He does do all things well.

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