We talk a lot at our New Wineskins gatherings about the passage from Luke 5 where Jesus admonishes the religious establishment of his time about how their legalisms and traditions had become a barrier to people’s ability to know God by telling them that no one pours new wine into old wineskins.
But Fr. Richard Rohr, a Jesuit priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, insists that “new wineskins” are more than just a different way of doing religion or doing church. It’s actually a new way–a better way–of being. A way of finding your true self behind the facade of your false self.
So if our false self is an “old wineskin,” what does it look like to embrace our true self…to be a vessel for “new wine” where growth and change can happen without restriction?
This Sunday at New Wineskins: RTA Edition we’ll celebrate with Marietta as the annual Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival winds down with a conversation on what it means to live a “new wineskin” sort of life, and what it looks like to shed our old wineskins in favor of something new and amazing that God is doing in us and through us.
Join us in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company. to celebrate the end of this year’s RTA Fest with a lively discussion about life and faith. Invite a friend and be part of the conversation!
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm