In today's reading Jesus is confronted regarding the ritual washing of hands. His accusers no doubt sought to discredit him in public. In classic form, however, Jesus takes his accusation and turns it around. He not only deflects the attack but uses it as an opportunity to lead us to a deeper truth. That truth being that God is far more concerned about what's in our hearts than God is concerned with what's on our hands.
February 26, 2020