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Luke 5:36 Jesus also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old.”
Amazing, how they made something new out of something old, something useful out of rags. Amazing, that by working together, they made such glorious tapestries out of their poverty.
I think Jesus was also making something new out of old when he brought the tax collector to dinner with the Pharisees. He showed them, showed us, how to thread love through the old ways based on the law and the prophets. When we do this, we too become quilters, creating a new pattern of life by living side by side with our neighbors and loving them no matter who they are.
Today the Church remembers Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530.