Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; (Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7; Psalm 112;) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 (Psalm 15); James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 | Semi-continuous first reading: Song of Solomon 2:8-13 (Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9)
Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; (Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8;) Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
The Pharisees are usually viewed as simply majoring in minutiae. But that does a disservice to them and obscures the issues.
Maybe Peter scares Jesus.
I got into trouble once. Big trouble. I was enjoying myself at a barbecue supper with several clergy in a small northern Kentucky town. When we ran out of some food items, I volunteered to drive my MG—with the top down, of course—to find a grocery store. I was on my way back to the barbecue when a local officer nailed me for speeding.
Jesus is not accusing the Pharisees of an early form of Pelagianism.