Monday, January 21, 2013

A very old wineskin

In today's Gospel, Our Lord mentions that "new wine is poured into fresh wineskins." This sets me in mind of the fact that, here in the U.S., today happens to be both Martin Luther King Day and the day of the Presidential Inauguration. History's God keeps trying to pour His ever new wine into our hearts. And yet we keep trying to force Him into the old wineskins of our old prejudices, our old fears, our old grudges, and our old smug platitudes. I pray we learn to let all that go. To choose Him instead of our own projects.

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