Friday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

One of the most frustrating things to hear from people is that the argument that we shouldn’t change something because, “we’ve always done it that way.”  And I don’t think God likes that line of reasoning any better than we do.  Because God is not done creating the world yet.  His work of creation is ongoing; he continues to make all things new until that time when everyone and everything is indistinguishable from God himself.  God longs to re-create the world in such a way that we are all caught up in the life of God and share his glory.  Anything less needs to be re-created.

So if God is making new wine, we have no business putting it into old wineskins.  We must take the new creation that he offers us and put it into the fresh wineskins of our hearts, renewed in Christ and refreshed by lively faith.  The wineskins of our souls have to be constantly made new so that they can receive new glory from God.