As I study Jesus and the attack from the Pharisees when in Matthew 15:1, 2, it reads “Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread?”, Jesus always looked at the spiritual meaning. He knew that uncleanness isn’t physical, but mental. It’s always our thoughts that should be addressed first and of course, the physical will follow. Awareness of whether our thought is from God or the carnal mind should be the question.
Jesus had no concern for rituals, but was more interested in the heart! My question should always be “Am I doing this for the glory of God or me?” That truthful answer will always set me on the right path. Today, I will be conscious of my thoughts and immediately recognize whether or not they are clean and loving.