When Tradition Gets in the Way
Mark 7:1-13 // "If we put on masks and pretend we've all earned God's favour, the testimony of God's grace and mercy will be minimized. The real gospel is about God's scandalous and unfathomable grace. His great love that changed the world—this is the story of the gospel. And yet, when our hypocrisy and arrogance make it seem like our salvation and closeness with God were earned by our good behaviour or ethical superiority, we're diminishing the power of the gospel in order to establish our own standing in this world. That's what hypocrisy does. It's not helpful to the mission."