Prayer of the Day
Feast of the Presentation of the LordFebruary 2nd, 2015
A wineskin was a goatskin sewed together at the edges to form a watertight bag. New wine, expanding as it aged, stretched the wineskins. New wine, therefore, could not be put into a wineskin that had already been stretched, or the taut skin would burst.
The Pharisees had become rigid like old wineskins. They could not accept faith in Jesus that would not be contained or limited by man-made ideas or rules. Your heart, like a wineskin, can become rigid and prevent you from accepting this new life that Christ offers. Keep your heart pliable and open to accepting the life-changing truths of Christ.
One of the big challenges for us today is to be open to the newness which unfolds each day.