But the sure sign of wine in "old" wineskins
is when they stop working in tandem because they become disconnected from each other.
My answer to these questions is "yes." As Jesus admonished, "No one pours new wine into old wineskins
. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins
will be ruined.
Mcpherson tell us he still has a few bottles of the 2007 Merlot wineskin
vintage, and is willing to share with readers.
For the same reason, I seriously doubt whether the shared war imagery between the wineskin
episode and the lovemaking scene with Lucius and Photis points to any structural or thematic connection between those episodes (Chapter 6).
(6) We are given this key and left to put together the rest of the correspondence between assorted parts of the wineskin
and the sexual act on our own.
I notice the musicians sharing a wineskin
in the intervals between pieces.
Jesus himself spoke directly to this issue when he pointedly noted that "new wine" requires "new wineskins
When Bill accepts a drink from the wineskin
of one of the Basques, he fails to properly tilt the wineskin
and a few drops of wine run down his chin.
Whoever drinks up first will receive the wineskin
of Ctesiphon" (1000-02).
Only catharsis after catharsis can and will facilitate the Church evolution towards the new wine and new wineskin
"You are a letter of Christ," Paul has said, which places a great strain on our trust in Christ, like new wine in an old wineskin
. Interesting that Jesus is caught eating with "tax collectors and sinners." At least in this snippet Jesus does not tell them to stop being tax collectors or even sinners.