Matthew 16-20 (The Message)
Jesus replied, "You, too? Are you being willfully stupid? Don't you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It's from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That's what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands—that's neither here nor there."
I have finished Hezekiah and Malachi in my daily Bible reading.
I am reminded of just how important is freedom to worship.
I fear that many of our time do not recognize the importance and it is a freedom that may be lost.