Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, June 2, 2011

“Fresh Wineskins”

The old ways are generally and usually good.

Sometimes, though, they must be altered or adapted for new circumstances.

And sometimes they must be discarded altogether in favor of something new, particularly something new that our following of Jesus and our listening to the Spirit require.

Give us, O Lord, wisdom and grace to know, from moment to moment, from day to day, and from situation to situation, which approach is required.


“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:16-17)

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