Ever Growing, Ever Changing, Ever New

Friday of 22nd week, based on Luke 5:33-39

Then they said to him, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink. Jesus said to them, “You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 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. 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. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, ‘The old is good.’”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 thought on “Ever Growing, Ever Changing, Ever New

  1. Thank you.

    Be merciful dear Father
    On the strong and on the weak
    Who struggle on their journey
    As your love they come to seek

    Transform us by your goodness
    That we may come to see
    That no matter how we’re hurting
    With us you want to be

    Help us take each moment
    With the grace you come to give
    And renew us with your kindness
    In each day we come to live

    Help us to accept dear Lord
    The wonder that you share
    And as we are remade each day
    To realize you’re there

    Help us not to fear the darkness
    In the steps we have to take
    To count on you as our protector
    As our old self you remake

    In each step of metamorphis
    From the old unto the new
    Help us shed our selfishness
    To be a little more like you

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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