Jesus emphasizes each person's interior life is where God gives and grows
by Renae Bauer
While reflecting on Sunday’s readings, I called to mind Psalm 51:12, “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile” (Mark 7:15). Now there’s a message of owning our actions!
Interestingly, the path to a clean heart begins, continues and ends with Jesus. We do not master it by ourselves. His mercy changes our hearts, allowing us to choose good.
- Do I choose thoughts or actions that reflect God’s love?
- Do I believe God can transform my heart?
- How will I ask God for help today? And when?