He said to them, “Are even you likewise without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters not the heart but the stomach and passes out into the latrine?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) “But what comes out of a person that is what defiles. From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.”
We must constantly examine our life and start to value each person's identity as children of God. At the end of the day, are we reactive or responsive? or are we defensive or objective? Guard your heart from evil thoughts; daily think of Jesus before you say and act and you will stay calm and peaceful inside out.
Reflections of faith
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