At that time, 18 the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting. Then came say to Jesus: "why John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, and your disciples do not fast?" 19 Jesus replied: "the guests of a wedding could, by chance, make fast, while the bridegroom is with them? While the bridegroom is with them, the guests cannot fast. 20 But there will come a time when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast. 21 nobody puts a patch of new cloth on an old clothes; because the patch again jerking the old cloth and the tear becomes bigger. 22 no one puts new wine in old skins; because the new wine bursts the old skins and the wine and the wineskins are lost. So, new wine in new bottles".
It is important to remember that ' new ' is not the news. There are people who only live in search of novelty, they only want news. It's not about new things, just to know new things. Here, refers to having a mindset open to be renewed. The newness of the Gospel is that of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This Gospel is always new when I open a new form to welcome you in my life. I think it's a very big danger those who just live in search of news. Sometimes, I hear the expression: "I want news!". Is a danger, a mistake, a temptation that modernity wants to lead our lives and our hearts. It does not set us, in fact, the only novelty that is able to renew our life. The novelty always new is the word of God penetrating inside, in our heart. Many did not convert to Jesus, not have their lives transformed, why didn't open to the novelty of the Kingdom of God. If we do not desapegarmos the knowledge that we have, the wisdom that we think we have, that our way of seeing life and bad things, the novelty of the grace of God doesn't happen in our life. Grace is new, but the heart is aged, not open to the new; so, the new also does not penetrate in us.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
Senhor, que a Tua Palavra venha renovar, libertar, purificar e transformar toda a nossa realidade interior!
Lord, your Word come renew, release, purify and transform our inner reality.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!