The Pharisees and their scribes complained to Jesus' disciples. They asked, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus answered them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor; those who are sick do.
I've come to call sinners to change the way they think and act, not to call people who think they have God's approval."
They said to him, "John's disciples frequently fast and say prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. But your disciples eat and drink."
Jesus asked them, "Can you force wedding guests to fast while the groom is still with them?
The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. At that time they will fast."
He also used these illustrations: "No one tears a piece of cloth from a new coat to patch an old coat. Otherwise, the new cloth will tear the old. Besides, the patch from the new will not match the old.
People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the new wine will make the skins burst. The wine will run out, and the skins will be ruined.
Rather, new wine is to be poured into fresh skins.
"No one who has been drinking old wine wants new wine. He says, 'The old wine is better!'"