Friday, September 13, 2013

Words



Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”
Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.  What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean’.”
Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you not know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”  He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”  “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them.  “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’.  For from the heart come evil intentions: murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are the things what make a man ‘unclean’. But to eat with unwashed hands does not make a man ‘unclean’.”

Imagine a world where the word you speak appear on your skin.
Would you be more careful of what you say? 

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