"No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one.
Otherwise, he will tear the new
and the piece from it will not match the old cloak.
Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins.
Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins,
and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined.
Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins.
And no one who has been drinking old wine desires new,
for he says, 'The old is good.'"
Jesus is ushering the Pharisees and Scribes into welcoming what was to come. A new covenant was coming. The Messiah was in their midst. And they wanted nothing to do with him. Jesus sees this and says, “no one who has been drinking old wine desires new,
for he says, 'The old is good.'" The Pharisees were set in their ways and determined to take anyone down that stood against them.
I’m sure we’ve experienced people like this in our lives.
(“Abuelita! Getting an indoor toilet would be a lot nicer!”)
We humans get so set in our ways and unwilling to see that oftentimes new can be good. We’re all creatures of habit. Unwilling to open up to the unknown because we don’t want to risk being disappointed. But Christ is telling us to be brave and prepare new wineskins because something fresh and powerful is coming. And you don’t wanna miss it.