Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Outward expressions of religious faith and religious faith itself are not one and the same. They do not stand or fall together. Outward expressions change; customs change; traditions change; rituals change. Through it all religious faith abides. We need to be sure that our understanding of religion is not based on mere human tradition. If we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ and deepen the religious faith aspect of our lives, we can be sure that religion will not get disconnected from real life.