Reflection on Mark 2:18-22 ~
I have my favorite pair of jeans, they are loose fitting, stained, visibly worn thin, and reserved for laborious chores. If I am alone with Jesus, I believe these jeans are fine as my thoughts and mind is adorned with love. However, if I am in gathering in any form of community including church or work, I feel my body, mind, and soul must be as one, (since others see the body) adorned beyond ordinary love, so that I am ready, fresh, and presentable, fully knowing that I am to be or do for the other with God.
Mark 2 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Question about Fasting
18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day.
21 “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.”
Thank you for meditating on this daily reading of the Gospel and considering this reflection on Mark 2:18-22.