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Experiencing the Gospel of Mark

Part eleven

The mighty works: On cleanliness and crumbs

Mark 7:1-30

From the May 1998 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In last month's segment, five thousand people were abundantly fed with just a few loaves and fishes out in the open air. If we set aside the magnitude of the demonstration for a moment, we can see that this event is also the first in a series of stories related to food and eating—resulting in further controversy and incomprehension.