5th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday, 9th February 2021

Daily Word Of God

Mark 7:1-2, 5-8

The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them.

So the Pharisees and scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food with unclean hands?’ He answered, ‘It was of you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in the passage of scripture: This people honours me only with lip-service, while their hearts are far from me. The worship they offer me is worthless; the doctrines they teach are only human regulations. You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus wants us to obey God’s Commandments with a sincere heart.


  • God’s Word gives us knowledge of His truth and goodness. We must not misinterpret God’s Word with clever arguments to suit our selfish needs, e.g. we may be selfish and unethical, but console ourselves that it is acceptable because everyone is doing it.


  • Do you listen to God’s Word and emulate His truth and goodness? Ask Jesus to enlighten our minds and purify our hearts so that we may walk  in His ways of love and holiness.