The controversy stories begun in Mark 2:1 continue in 2:18 with a question about fasting. The Pharisees and their disciples fasted regularly, as did John the Baptist and his disciples. Why not Jesus’ disciples? Why were they feasting with “tax collectors and sinners”?
When the Royal Bridegroom is present, it is a time for joy and celebration, not mourning. The King has come, bringing the Kingdom. Everything must change.
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