December 3, 2022
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
Baptism, right? Verses 21 and 22 describes what happens when we’re baptized – the ‘old man’ dies with Christ and the new man rises up out of sin and death to be a new creature belonging to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
Note: I found a ‘work around’ to correct the problem I had with the blog. But if you see something on this blog that I can’t see (because it’s mine, I can’t see whatever you might see other than the verses and my thoughts on them), please let me know.
2 thoughts on “St. Mark 2: 13 – 22”
I haven’t seen anything that looks out of place but will keep eyes open. I do like the part about Jesus eating with ‘sinners’. He did come to save us.
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He doesn’t even have to knock – he’s more than welcome to eat with this sinner!