ok sorry I’m gonna have to write fast on this one cus I’, about to go to work. Do me a favor and write back some thoughts about the passage too.

The first section is all about understanding what the commandments are for. The Pharisees are being sticklers because Jesus’ disciples aren’t keeping one of their laws for the sabbath (the Pharisees had added 39 extra laws for people to keep on the sabbath… in addition to God’s Laws). Jesus teaches them saying that what defiles someone is not what goes into their mouth, but what comes out of it. Again.. the emphasis is on the heart.

The next section is a beautiful display of great faith. I love the woman’s savvy response to Jesus, and how it shows her faith and humility.

The Jesus goes about doing some more of his usual work.. healing people and feeding thousands at a time. Love him.