Jesus (Mark 7)

The Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus “why do your disciples not follow the traditions?” Jesus answered, “you hypocrites, you nullify the word of God in favor of tradition.”

Often, it would seem that it is much easier to live by a “check list”, then it is to be sensitive to the needs of others swirling around us in our daily lives.

Lord, “tradition” can be like a millstone weighing down the spirit’s flight within us. Set us free, Lord to live by love, rather than by law.