04 Saturday 2-29
33 Then they said to him, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees,
frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.”
34 Jesus said to them,
“You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?
35 The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them,
and then they will fast in those days.”
36 He also told them a parable:
“No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment;
otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins;
otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled,
and the skins will be destroyed.
38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, “The old is good.’ ”
Fasting as a form of sacrifice for ones sins,
is a religious tradition to bring one closer to God, for favor or blessing.
But God is with you, as Jesus was with his disciples,
so this tradition is no longer necessary.
Jesus as God in the flesh prefers relationship to religious practice.