Two thoughts from Mark 7:
1) vs 17b ... By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God’s eyes.
So, I'm going to go get a cheeseburger, fries, Mt Dew and then a piece of pie. :)
2) vs 24-25 ... Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre. He didn’t want anyone to know which house he was staying in, but he couldn’t keep it a secret.. We see in verse 25, "Right away a woman who had heard about him came and fell at his feet."
It hit me that Jesus is what she heard about - not the disciples or religious teaching. I wonder what this community is hearing about this church? Seems people hear a lot of things going on with us that has nothing to do with Jesus. I'd like to change that.