Gospel of Luke 5:33-39 Reflection:
Today we have the famous parable about the old and new wine skins and the old and new patch of cloth.
Jesus is telling the Pharisees and us that the Law is complete in him. What he is telling us is that the rules of the world, the principle that "I" come first" no longer apply. When we decide for Jesus the old ways are gone. There is something new here, something completely new which is not a patching up of something old.
That's what is so refreshing about Jesus; every day is new with him. The old constantly dies and the new is constantly born. That is why we can always find new understandings of scripture, new insights into our lives and experiences, and this goes on not just in this life but forever.
This is eternal life.