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Oratio


Sep 1, 2018

Join Michael Vazquez this week as he discusses the concept of "Letting Go" in relation to Mark 7 and the other lectionary readings. 

Oratio, a podcast on Living Scripture as Resistance, is hosted by Brave Commons, an organization focused on elevating the voices of LGBTQ+ students at Christian Universities and beyond. 

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Mark 7:1-8

7 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) 5 So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
7 in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.’

8 You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

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Blessings and peace.