Saturday, March 10, 2018

Get to the heart of your traditions … ask Why?

Morning: Psalms 87, 90; Genesis 47:27 – 48:7; I Corinthians 10:1-13

Jesus answers legalists and traditionalists who criticise his disciples for not washing their hands, saying basically, ‘What you eat does not harm you; it only goes into the stomach.  Evil, though, comes from the heart ... that will destroy you’ … Like traditions that become distractions from the purposes they were meant to serve.  Traditions do not possess power to change the heart, only to hold it captive.  But traditions begin in heartfelt ways, and they must evolve.  Truly to honour tradition is to discover the movement of the human heart that made the tradition in the first place.

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