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New wine must be poured into fresh wineskins
33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Can you make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” 36 And he also told them a parable. “No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak. 37 Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. 38 Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins. 39 [And] no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’
1st reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Gospel: Luke 5:33-39
Would you consider your life (as it is now), new or old? I was reflecting about today’s gospel and realised that although there is newness (is there such a word lol) in my life, there are still old patches that I need to grow out of.
Today Jesus reminds them that they shouldn’t stick to their old selves (before knowing Christ). Instead they should live their new life by embracing