This week we talked through the parable that Jesus tell at the end of Luke Chapter 5 (the podcast is now posted here - or you can find it through itunes). The parable essentially conveys to those around Jesus that He represents something new that can not be added to the old, or contained by the old. We then talked about how often we try and keep our old ways of viewing God, ourselves, and each other while "accepting" the way of Jesus, when in fact Jesus can not coexist with much of it. Something must give.
Steve was kind enough to let us in on his story and the ways in which the old had to go away in order for the "new wine" to be present in his life. (You can hear his story in the podcast) I wanted to open this up for you to reply to this post and tell something about your story. Did something we talked about connect with your story? Have you found that you had to exchange your old ways of looking at God, yourself, and others in order to enjoy the "new wine"?
I posted the parable below and would love to hear from you about this topic. (click on the comments below)
"No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If
he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new
will not match the old. 37And
no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will
burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be
ruined. 38No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.' "