New Wineskins for Fresh Wine - Part 2 "Why choose new if the old is just fine?"
We experience God in the framework of time. Not just any time, but our time. What is “our” time? It was the time of our youth, young adulthood and early family life. It’s that time of experiencing everything for the first time when everything is new. In our time we had a few cherished traditions we received from our parents, grandparents and patriarchs, but for the most part we wanted to create our own life, our own hopes and dreams. Jesus warned us about needing to let go of some things in preference to a new work he was going to bring. Luke’s comment suggests there are those who just like things to stay the same and miss out on seeing God do miracles with the new.