After all those weeks of Jesus talking about bread, now we will meditate on some Christian attributes that we should profess. Jesus reminds us, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” Mark 7: 14-15
- If only more people would read (and re-read) these words, then maybe the Gospel could truly be proclaimed in all the earth! Be patient. Be slow to anger. Be honest with yourself. Be honest with God. Be honest with all others. And, watch what you say. It is simple, yet somehow profound, advice.
- If you go to your local hardware store (or larger home/building supply store), you should be able to find a road/street sign that says “SLOW” – which can be used if you are talking about being “slow to speak, slow to anger”
- Mirrors-of every size or shape-would also be good to display if you are talking about this passage.
- If there is anyone in our church or community that works with farm animals or rides horses, then you may use the idea of a bridle to use in your meditation. Kids may not know what it is, so it could make an interesting conversation with our Children at home.