Passage: Mark 2:18–2:22
Jesus refused to be painted into a corner of "religious" duty and made it clear that he came to bring something new from what the religious leaders in his day had come to know. What was true then is often true now. The "old" ritualistic ways of seeing our relationship with God are not the dynamic pictures that Jesus gives us. He brought a new way of celebrating who God is, a new understanding of what it means to have a relationship with God, and a new meaning of living out one's faith...different than what some in his day had come to know.