September 3, 2021
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
“No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak.” (Luke 5:33-39)
NEW CLOAK: The Pharisees were the religious leaders of the time. They were scholars; they were teachers; they set the example – and here comes Jesus, turning everything upside down. He doesn’t fast enough, doesn’t always wash his hands, eats with sinners, and works on the Sabbath.
Jesus makes it clear to the Pharisees: “Your way is not my way.”
Jesus is the new cloak. His message to us is the same today: “Society’s way is not My way.”
Challenge: Don’t take pieces of Jesus and try to fit him into your plans. Instead, put on Jesus and make your life fit His plan.