The Superiority of the New – Wineskins (1)

Extract

Good Advice Quote: "Before you..."

Jesus said, “No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins”. (Luke 5:37)

Thought

Not everyone listens to logic or good advice! Indeed, we are all probably guilty of thinking, “We know better!”

Jesus had a simple message here; the new wineskins symbolised his new Gospel teachings. He asked the crowds, to put their old ways behind them and embrace the new.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, may everything I do, start with your inspiration, continue with your help and end with heaven celebrating.

Prayer: Unborn Child

Almighty God, our Father,
you who have given us life
and intended us to have it forever,
grant us your blessing.

Enlighten our minds to an awareness
and to a renewed conviction
that all human life is sacred
because it is created
in your image and likeness.

Give us the grace…
when the sacredness of life
before birth is attacked,
to stand up and proclaim
that no one has the authority
to destroy unborn life.