Traditions and Commandments
The Pharisees accused Jesus and his disciples of breaking tradition of his elders because they don't wash their hands before they eat. Jesus replies that the accuser claims that it is not necessarily important to honor thy father and mother and then calls him a Hypocrite. Then Jesus cites another prophecy.
So Jesus breaks a rule from the old testament, and when he is called on it he changes the subject to accuse the Pharisee of breaking a different rule. Notice Jesus never says "yes, we are breaking that rule and it is ok because...", he just attacks the other person. I see a lot of people use this technique in arguments and it frustrates me to no end (you see it in politics all the time for example).
What Defiles a Person
What you eat doesn't defile you, what you say is what is important.
Now he officially says it is not bad to eat without washing your hands. Guess they don't know what germs are yet.
The Faith of a Canaanite Woman
A Canaanite woman came up to Jesus and asked him to heal her daughter. Jesus wouldn't help her and said "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs". She pleaded again so he decided to heal her daughter because of her great faith.
Wow, Jesus starts off as a real jerk in this passage. At least he comes around in the end and helps her out. I always thought of Jesus as helping anyone who come along, not being so inclusive. I wonder if this is some kind of turning point for Jesus. In which case the message might be to be ready to change your mind about racism and such.
Jesus Heals Many
Jesus heals a bunch of people again.
Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand
People having been following Jesus for 3 days and haven't eaten so he feeds them all with seven loaves of bread a a few small fish.
I didn't know this story was in here twice