33 Some people said to Jesus, “The disciples of John fast often and pray frequently. The disciples of the Pharisees do the same, but your disciples are always eating and drinking.” 34 Jesus replied, “You can’t make the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them, can you? 35 The days will come when the groom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.” 36 Then he told them a parable. “No one tears a patch from a new garment to patch an old garment. Otherwise, the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t match the old garment. 37 Nobody pours new wine into old wineskins. If they did, the new wine would burst the wineskins, the wine would spill, and the wineskins would be ruined. 38 Instead, new wine must be put into new wineskins. 39 No one who drinks a well-aged wine wants new wine, but says, ‘The well-aged wine is better.’” (Luke 5:33-39, CEB)
John’s disciples were fasting and praying.
Jesus’ disciples were eating and drinking.
You wouldn’t put an old piece of fabric on a new garment if you needed a patch. Well, obviously Jesus didn’t know about fashion, because this would be all the rage, but the point is the old fabric won’t hold up as well as the new fabric.
And older wine is better, usually.
The point here is that no one should judge the faith of anyone based on the perceived faith of another person or group.
We are not supposed to follow other believers, but Jesus. So what Jesus leads you to do in your faith practice is what you need now and where you need to be now.
Do not judge others by your faith, or allow others to judge your faith by theirs.
Loving People. Loving God.