Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

The Secret About the Inside: Breakfast with the Word Mark 7:14–23


Breakfast with the Word Wednesday Week 5 in Ordinary Time of the Year


Mark 7:14-23



When we talk of the inside, we mean the internal part of something. The inside refers to everything that happens in the internal. They are those things that always go through our minds every moment.


The inside refers to our thoughts and those things that are inside our hearts. Jesus says they are the things that truly constitute a man. What goes into your mind often is what we often execute. They are the raw material of what makes a man unclean.


The Gospel.


Today, Jesus admonishes those listening to Him, that “nothing that enters one from out­side can make him unclean.

It is what comes out from within that makes one unclean. Let everyone who has ears listen”. This hence indicates that nothing external can defile a person. Example, no food that one eats can make one unclean.


Jesus says this in response to the Pharisees who are attacking Jesus on the reason His apostles do not wash their hands before eating as their tradition demands. What Jesus is saying here is that, whether one eats with washed or unwashed hands, it does not make one unclean.


What truly makes one unclean is what comes from within. It is that thing that you have been harbouring in your heart for long and later you execute it.


What goes into our minds and what we do with them is truly who we are. The heart is the center of every human activity. Everything we do in life whether good or bad comes from the heart. It is the seat of every human desire.


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The Truth About the Inside.


The majority of the things we do are the things we have thought and then try to execute them. The truth about the Inside is that it acts as a lever to whatever we do. When the Inside is always dirty, the outside becomes affected.


The Bible says that God searches our hearts ( Jeremiah 17:10). He looks into the heart to know the reason we do whatever we do (Proverbs 16:2). Despite whatever we try to show the world, God knows the actual reason we are doing whatever we do. So it is not how much we appear outwardly, pretending to be good while our hearts are filled with dirt. What God wants is a heart that is sincere and pure.


Change the Inside to change the Outside.


Once we begin to fill our minds with evil thoughts, one day we begin to express them. To change how we do, we must first of all change how we think. To change what we do, we must change what we think.


Therefore, to be better let us purify our minds from evil, negative, and filthy contents and substitute them with good, moral and positive thoughts. This is the only way to become better and change for good.

Many people will laugh with you, pretend to be your closest friend and your best adviser but deep down inside their hearts, there is another glaring intention. Many will claim to want to help you but deep inside their hearts, they are not. What goes into our minds is like the fuel behind whatever we do.

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As A Man Thinks.

Finally, do we always go about seeing and thinking that we are nobody, it must surely affect our output. Do we go about thinking that people are saying negative things about us? It begins to affect our relationship with them. How we think is how we become.


Do we always entertain evil and filthy thoughts? One day we begin to execute them. James Allen says “As a man thinketh, so is he”.

When the inside is strong, you can overcome great challenges, when the inside is pure, you will like to long for God, I think that is why Jesus says “blessed are the pure in heart”.

When the inside is inspired, it can achieve great things.


Let us always mind what goes into our minds, they affect us greatly. So stop moving about thinking you are a nobody. To change your life begins from the root. Change your thoughts about yourself.

Also to live a good life, never give those filthy, dirty, hateful, envious and negative thoughts any opportunity. For any day you begin to entertain and enjoy them, one day, you will like to execute them.


Let us mind whatever that goes into our minds. What goes into our minds has always been the seat and raw of materials of actions.


If want your life to change, begin to think on how to change your life and remove any thought about how you will fail or how you will it make it.


If you want to create peace in your family, begin to think on how to do that. One day you will execute them.


Also, if you want success, always fill your mind with successful thoughts and apply them, if you want to live a holy and good life, substitute those evil thoughts that do come to you with good and holy thoughts. With this, our actions will flow through them.


What makes and forms a man is what goes on in the inside. Because all his actions proceed from there.

Jesus says in the gospel ” For it is from within, from men’s hearts, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean.”


Therefore, as you think on how to commit an atrocity, one day, you must be tempted to fulfill your actions. But as you also think on how to become a better person and be serious with that, one day, you will inspired to achieve it too.


Therefore, Mind what you think today. As a man thinks in His heart, so is he. One day, those thoughts will become actions.



May God bless us dearest and give us the grace to succeed in all we do even when all hope is lost Amen


  1. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


    1. Carmela U. Ekwem says

      Amen! & Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr.

  2. Mrs Blessing Chilo says

    Give us the grace oh Lord to think positive thoughts that will bring us successfully to that expected end which have plan for us through Christ our Lord Amen

  3. Ifeoma Ugwueze says


  4. Otokpa Elijah says

    Amen and may God grant me the grace to have control over my thoughts

  5. Munachimso onuoha says


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  8. Ifeoma N says

    May our hearts be filled with positive and good thoughts so that way we will live a good life inspired with the thoughts of God, Amen. Our Lady help of Christians, help me

  9. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amennnoooo! Thank you Jesus for your word this morning. Please Lord help me to think positively all the days of my life through Christ our Lord Amen.

  10. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Thanks father. Amen

  11. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen, thank you Father. God, please give me the grace to always nurture positive thoughts.

  12. James Mailoushi says


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  14. Blessing Iortsugh says

    Amen and Amen, uhave spoken directly to me, I asked for the grace to abide by the words of God in Jesus name amen.

  15. Ada Ndubuisi says


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  19. Ofoma Onyedikachi says



    Amen, thank you Padre

  21. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  22. Anthonia Okonkwo says

    Thanks Padre, this is something I must work on.

  23. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Thank you so much Father for this encouragement it really touched my heart. Lord please help me.

  24. Ibeawuchi Ugochi says

    Lord help me to guard my heart against every defiling and filthy thoughts in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen
    Thanks Padre more grace and anointing

  25. Stella Ekwemalor says

    Good morning father
    Have a great day

  26. Igwe Lilian says


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  28. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  29. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen! Thank you Padré

  30. Jude Uchenna Onah says

    May God help us to have pure, holy and positive thoughts daily

  31. Onuora Judith says


  32. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen. Fr i had a dream yesterday afternoon after praying. I was going to my village but i talked to myself that it’s backwardness, i turned to go back to Lagos the hill turned to a big mountain, i encouraged myself and the people with me that it’s a small thing that we will get over it. Finally i sat to teach children only for my extended sister’s to asked me who gave me permission to teach. I woke up i picked my Bible and prayed ps 51.

  33. Adichie Chizoba says

    Lord give me more grace to succeed in all I do even when all hope is gone. Amen

  34. Peter Anthony Dodoh says


  35. Onukwugha Florence says

    Oh Lord, give me the Grace to subdued every Evil thought in me.God bless you Father.

  36. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre.
    May the Lord purify our thoughts and actions. Amen

  37. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


  38. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord Jesus help me build a positive mindset. Anen

  39. Ezeagu Anuli says


  40. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says


  41. Ochuba Ebuka says

    We become our mind knowingly and unknowingly…
    What goes into our mind as thoughts comes out in our actions

  42. Ugwu Obianuju G says


  43. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    Dear Jesus, cast into the deepest part of hell the evil influences lurking inside me. Grant me the grace and the strength to fight the battle against my personal limitations and weaknesses. Grant that I may have the courage to distance myself from things, persons and places which poison the soul. May I bring forth from within me patience and goodness which are the result of a faith-filled life. May I become a totally changed person. Amen! Thanks my dear Padre. Remain ever blessed!

  44. Ighekpe Agbodesi Winifred says

    Thank you God for your word, may you give me the grace to have a good heart towards all and to do good deed,

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