Mark 7:1-13
This grace of freedom which Jesus was offering could not be accepted by the Pharisees. Jesus passed on this sense of freedom to his disciples. Jesus was attacking a system which put rules and regulations before human need. We all need rules and regulations, but they have a place in our lives and never take precedence over compassion and love for one another. The commandment of God was that the claim of human love and human ties should come first.