When questioned about 'John's disciples' and 'the disciples of the Pharisees,' concerning their prayer and fasting traditions in contrast to the newness of Jesus' disciples and their 'eating and drinking,' Jesus responded in parable form, comparing pieces of cloak, and wine in wineskins. Ultimately, what Jesus was getting to was the newness of the Life of Christ, and the life altering experience found in relationship with Jesus our Savior.
The 'new wine' and the 'new cloak' are ours to be if we allow the grace of God to take control of our lives.
Old ways are hard to conquer in anger and hurt from past insults and injuries. But angry responses kill friendships and douse the flames of God's desired charity. Old dysfunctional ways in sarcasm, rudeness, gossip, anger, isolation and selfishness must be overcome in the newness of Jesus Christ; only a prayer and a Eucharistic visit away. For God always answers, in immediate grace, all those who seek to deal with their brothers and sisters in new ways--ways of honest and respectful dialogue, compassion and forgiveness, and charity and cooperation.
But the old man and the old woman dies hard!
Hunger for new Life in Christ begins immediately in the grace of God found in repentance for our sins, confession with true contrition, penance, and the celebration of all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ, commemorated and perpetuated in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, Body, Blood, soul and Divinity, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. But this repentance, confession, and Eucharistic thanksgiving process, is a struggle which truly takes time on our part. But the good news, the gospel truth, is that God is patient, and if we struggle forward, this process is an upward spiral into heaven in the virtue and holiness of new ways of living.
So, when we work, or shop, or play, old habits and old triggers slowly vanish in the new Christian perspective which births new strength in virtue, giving the world the newness of Christ in the brand new life of the belief and the will of the disciple--the belief that God is good, and His goodness will shine through all circumstances. And that the newly strengthened will of the disciple is steadier and and more focused--joyfully and willfully--on the Will of God.
For old habits die and new Love Rises as Christ rises in us.