February 16, 2020 What Defiles?

Discussion Questions

Are you a neat freak, a slob, or somewhere in between?  Why do you think this is?

What practices were you taught as a child were “improper,” “impure,” “defiling” or “not done”?  How do you feel about those things now?

Describe a time you felt unwelcome or judged because of your traditions or practices?

What is the difference between traditions and traditionalism?

Acting on the Word

Talk to a friend from a different Christian denomination or even a different faith.  What traditions and/or practices in that tradition are meaningful to them?

Daily Readings

Sunday:          Mark 7:1-23

Monday:         Mark 7:24-30

Tuesday:         Mark 7:31-37

Wednesday:    Mark 8:1-10

Thursday:       Mark 8:11-8:21

Friday:            Mark 8:22-26

Saturday:        Psalm 50:7-23

What stands out to you in these readings?  What comforts you?  Challenges you? Raises questions for you?



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