Christian Art Today: Time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away


Marriage, Installation by Elmgreen & Dragset, 2 mirrors, 2 porcelain sinks, 2 taps, stainless steel, 2004 © Phillips London, 17 October 2009, lot 2, sold for £55,000

Marriage, Installation by Elmgreen & Dragset, 2 mirrors, 2 porcelain sinks, 2 taps, stainless steel, 2004 © Phillips London, 17 October 2009, lot 2, sold for £55,000

Gospel of 6th July 2019 - Matthew 9: 14-17

John's disciples came to him and said, 'Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?' Jesus replied, 'Surely the bridegroom's attendants would never think of mourning as long as the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a piece of unshrunken cloth on to an old cloak, because the patch pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse. Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; if they do, the skins burst, the wine runs out, and the skins are lost. No; they put new wine into fresh skins and both are preserved.'

Reflection on the Installation

Being a Christian is never one dimensional. If we want to walk with Jesus we must realise that there is a time for fasting and a time for celebrating. There is a time for the old and a time for the new.

To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/103



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