St Bride's: Soul Thoughts

February 1

"New wine, fresh skins!" (Mark 2:22)

Jesus wants to emphasise that God is doing something new and radical through his ministry. New wine needs new wineskins: the old dispensation won't do. We respect old traditions and the Old Testament scriptures, but with Jesus things have changed. We read scripture in the light of Christ and do not cling slavishly to a literal interpretation.

Lord, help us to love the scriptures and to interpret them in the light of your death and resurrection, so that we may understand how you have fulfilled them Amen.

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