14Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: 15there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” 17When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18He said to them, “Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, 19since it enters, not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “It is what comes out of a person that defiles. 21For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” (Mark 7:14-23, NRSV)
All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person. We need God’s grace, but if we do not allow it to permeate our life we will allow the darkness in us to overtake everything we do.
Jesus tells us the evil intentions live in each of us. We must look to God and allow His love to work in and throughGo our lives so we can shine His love to all of the world.
So all God’s light to shine through your life and keep the evil at bay.