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Friday, September 06, 2002

 

No one who has tasted old wine prefers the new. He says, The old wine is better
This is a line that most Christians, enamored of New Wine and New Men and the New Covenant, gloss over quickly -it's not something we want to hear. And this isn't just about human preferences and resistance to change - old wine really is better. It takes time to balance the sugar and the taste of the grapes and the fermentation and all the other things that give an aged wine taste and subtlety rather than punch. Your new vintage may be a great one, eventually, but it isn't now and you won't know one way or another for a good while. So it's best to be patient rather than pushy.

This is something liturgists and liturgical reformers, especially, need to take to heart. No one who has experienced traditional liturgy prefers the new. He says, the old is better. And it usually is.

posted by Kelly | 1:52 PM link
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