Monday, April 04, 2011

The New Patch, The New Wineskins, and the Old and New Wine

by Sakae Kubo

This is a book first posted on Grace Connection, the Magazine. There is no printed edition. All 30 chapters will appear on the Wheel in the following weeks.

Chapter 4

Luke 5:36 (Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21); Luke 5:37-39 (Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22)

The immediate occasion for these parables is the question by "they", probably the "The Pharisees and their scribes" of Luke 5:30. They had asked, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners? Our disciples like those of John the Baptist, frequently fast and pray. Your disciples eat and drink." They had observed that the behavior and conduct of Jesus was different, and that was true not only with respect to the specific issue of frequent fasting and prayer.

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