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?
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?