THE NEW ALONGSIDE THE OLD

Friday: 7th September, 2018

Reference text: Luke 5:33-39

Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

I will admit personally that I can be really picky when eating is concerned. I therefore often come across as risk averse, especially when it comes to making choices off a menu new. To make things easier, if I happen to find myself in a restaurant I have visited before, I definitely would prefer to choose something I have had there before so I am able to eat with confidence, or choose anything that looks familiar off any new menu.

People have favorite colours, food, or restaurants because they enjoy the memories associated with those things. Old wine does indeed taste better- therefore, any person with some experience will opt for old over the new. However, another reality is those who lock and attach themselves solely to the old and leave no room for the freshness and uniqueness of new wine, only tend to miss out.

Beloved, old is good because it is comfortable and familiar, yet even old must at a point in time make way for new. While some old ways have to be preserved, we equally find ourselves in an age where dynamism and variety are indispensable and crucial to our forward march. Let us therefore not become ‘oldies’ who shun newness, or ‘newbies’ who abandon some of the great old things.

Remember # Newness must not always mean a complete abandonment of the old.

#sly

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