5.12 Replied Questions on Fasting

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Feb 25 5.12 Johns disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. They came to Jesus asking, “Why dont your disciples also pray and fast often as we do, they always eat and drink?”1

Jesus replied, “Should wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is around? They shouldnt. Days are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them. Then they will fast. No one uses an unshrunken patch on an old garment, lest the patch tears away and the tear worsens. Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins which would burst, wasting both wine and container. Putting new wine into new container preserves both. And no one drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, The old is better.