sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Reading from the Gospel, Sunday August 30 (click here)

Liturgical day: Sunday August 30
 Gospel (Mk 7 1-8.14-15.21-23): At that time, gathered together unto him the Pharisees and some scribes from Jerusalem came and saw some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is not washings. It is that the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat without first washing their hands up to the elbow, holding the tradition of the ancients, and the return of the market, except they bathe, do not eat; and there are many other things which traditionally observed as the washing of cups and pots and pans. Therefore, the Pharisees and scribes asked him: "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with unclean hands?". He said, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. ' You leave the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men. "

He called again and told people: 'Hear me all and understand. Nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but what comes out of man, that is what defiles. For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, covetousness, wickedness, fraud, licentiousness, envy, slander, insolence, stupidity. All these evil things come from within and defile a man. "

  Your brother in Christ, Father Santiago