Fast not disciples

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Fast not disciples

Gospel of Mark Ch 2 v- 18 thru 22

18 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast. People came to him and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day. 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. 22 Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”

Makes sense to me. Jesus was surrounded by Disciples who would learn to fast once He was Risen and Ascended causing them to hear the parables of the old and new where nothing seems to fit in place after shrinkage and stretching occurs making it impossible to sew something new to something old. Wine was something you didn’t waste learning early that new wine deserves new skins to hold fresh wine to prevent it from causing the skins to burst. Jesus was the New that covered all sins humanity grew as we learn that fasting is becoming one with Christ in suffering overcoming what we do as a recluse which is keep secret things that can ruin me and you. You have become a new creature in Christ allowing the old to be shed away and the new to Redeem all sins as waste prepared to face the God of the living and the dead without haste as taste. Amen.

Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty we pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others. In the Holy Spirit we pray brothers in Kairos the men in blue especially a prayer for Howard Richmond. We pray for Holy Mother Church. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.

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Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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08-05-2022 Mark’s Gospel Ch 2 v-1822

**Fast not disciples**

Fast accustomed John’s disciples

Pharisees too

Objections Jesus received from the people

Fast not disciples yours seem untrue

Them answered Jesus with youth

Fast not guests of a wedding feast

They are with the Bridegroom as proof

Fast not while with Bridegroom in the least

Away taken Bridegroom

Coming days

Day that fast will loom

Only way to pray will they

Cloak old gets not cloth unshrunken

Pulling newness is a fullness remaining not one

Old from the new becomes a malfunction

Worse gets tear you can’t shun

Wineskins likewise render the same true

Holding not wine fresh from within

Old skins bursting from wine new

Ruining both for fresh wine needs new skin to begin

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

August 5, 2022 @ 05:21 AM EST

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