Monday, September 14th, 2015

Matthew 9:14-17Jesus here uses three illustrations (the presence of the Bridegroom, the old garment, and the old wineskins) to make the point that He is going to do something new, something that does not fit in the context of old Judaism. How does following Christ call us out of the “old” and into the “new” in our own lives? This may not just be patterns of sin, but even leaving behind “religious” practices, for a more authentic relationship with God. How can this teaching encourage us to not be bound by unnecessary religious traditionalism?