New Cloak

January 17, 2022

Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from 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 sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. (Mark 2:18-22)

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 and turns 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 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.

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