Mark 2:18-22 Fasting and Partying (Gospel of Vic Version, 2001)

And the communities of John and the Eco-rats were often saving superannuation for their retirement. And they are coming and saying to him, “

“Why are the disciples of John and the disciples of the Eco-rats saving for retirement, but your community are not?””

19 Jesus said to them,

““Can the wedding guests save while they are in the midst of throwing a party? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot save; its party on! 20 But the days are coming when the party will be over and the bride- groom will be taken away from them. Then, in that day, they will save.  No one likes drinking fresh cold beer from a plastic cup; they want the ice cold, pure glass stubby. And no one waits till a gum tree planted to close to the house is old before they cut it down. If they do the roots will wreck the foundations. No they nip it in the bud early and save the house. So bring on the bushfire, burn off the old growth, and welcome the new.