Aug 20, 2012

Gospel Reflection: Mark 7

Here’s a thoughtful reflection on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 from Anne Osdieck on The Center for Liturgy web site.

Gospel Reflection
(inspired by Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23)

These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far away.  Mark 7:7

let our hearts not be
far from you.

Help us reach out to our neighbor,
even when we are busy or tired.
Let us tear down walls
when we’d
let them stand.

Stretch us, please.

Whether we are
visiting a prisoner, offering a smile, feeding the hungry,
be within us so that whatever we do,
we do with your love.

Let the world know we are your disciples
not because our hands are clean,
but because they are soiled
with the mark of your

~ written by Anne Osdieck, and posted on Saint Louis University’s The Center for Liturgy web site.