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A question about fasting.

Some people asked Jesus, “John’s disciples and the Pharisees fast, so why don’t your disciples do the same?”

Jesus answered “Would the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them? They will fast when he is taken away from them.”

To illustrate his point, Jesus said “Nobody uses a piece of unshrunk cloth to patch an old garment, because the new patch will tear the hole even bigger. And nobody puts new wine into old wineskins, else the old wineskin will burst and spill all of the wine. Instead, they should put new wine into new wineskins. But nobody wants new wine after drinking old wine, because he says ‘The old is better.'”

MT 9:14-17, MK 2:18-22, LK 5:33-39

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