Scraps for the puppies

Kelley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, August 20, 2023

John I. Carney
11 min readAug 20, 2023

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Coca-Cola point-of-purchase display card, with photos of Coke and Diet Coke bottles with yellow caps and text reading “Kosher for Passover: Look for the (U) symbol on designated yellow caps.”
Photo by Mike Mozart, downloaded from Flickr (Creative Commons License, Attribution [CC BY 2.0])

Matthew 15:10–28 (CEB)

Jesus called the crowd near and said to them, “Listen and understand. It’s not what goes into the mouth that contaminates a person in God’s sight. It’s what comes out of the mouth that contaminates the person.”

Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike