Read Mark 8: 27-35 Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They said in reply, "John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets." And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 This Sunday's Gospel describes a controversy between Jesus and the Pharisees and scribes. The controversy focuses on the meaning and validity of religious tradition, referred to as “the tradition of the elders.”