Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-8
Moses urges the people to observe God’s commands if they wish to have life and be recognised by the world as wise and prudent.

James 1: 17-18, 21-22, 27
We are the children of God, blessed with God’s word and called to submit to it, in particular by caring for those who are poor.

Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23
It is a tragedy to follow human traditions, rather that the laws of God and to be unaware that evil comes from the heart, not from failures to observe ritual washings.