Luke 5:33-39 Reflection ~
Fifty years ago, to quench my thirst when I went on forest hikes, I used a metal canteen that was easily dented. Now, I use a nearly indestructible plastic bottle. They are a metaphor as both were necessary in my journey, as I need Grace that that brings me to my knees and Grace that fills me with joy. We are God’s receptive containers; allow yourself to be filled and transformed with the appropriate God given Graces that will pour out for others within the moments that you are in.
Luke 5 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Question about Fasting
33 Then they said to him, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.” 34 Jesus said to them, “You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, ‘The old is good.’”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Reflection on Luke 5:33-39.