In our gospel today, Mark 2:18-22, Jesus is asked why his disciples don’t fast like everyone else.
Jesus tells them there will be time for fasting when he is gone. He also tells them that you don’t pour new wine into old wine-skins, or the new wine will burst the skins.
Jesus is telling them not to compare and contrast the new covenant that he brings with the practices of the old. He goes against the old thinking of avoiding the “ritually unclean” when he heals the leper and the paralytic, and he dined with tax collectors and sinners.
Today’s Gospel may cause us to reflect on our thinking. Are we focusing too much on the rules and regulations of our faith, and not enough on love and mercy?
Jesus tells us he doesn’t want us to offer sacrifices, he wants us to show mercy.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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