That has been the gist of the parables
which I have tried to adapt to the comprehension of my parishioners.
If you wish to speak in parables
, Doctor Battius, you must find another listener.
of the Mustard Seed and the Good Samaritan were among the designs on view.
In every parable
, we should feel the cold fingers of a warning: The bull's-eye of these stories is drawn on us
With this in mind, I want to look at three well-known parables
from the Gospel of Luke: the Parable
of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Lk.
But I hadn't considered an even more challenging way of reading: What happens when we read this parable
literally, forsaking the traditional effort to allegorize?
Humor and analysis blend in a survey that considers the beginning, message and conclusion of each parable
and how it relates to spiritual insights.
10) This interpretation would make the most sense if the parable
went from the joy of the shepherd in finding in v.
Charming color illustrations depict the olive tree full of good fruit and Jesus teaching the people the parable
of how we like the fruit trees bear according to our natures.
Waco, Texas) presents a critical history of parable
interpretation in the context of their Judeo-Christian roots.
Recently, I re-studied some of Jesus' parables
of the kingdom, and in particular, the parable
of the sower (Matthew 13:24-30) and Jesus' explanation (Matthew 13:36-43).
Through his characters' frank rationalizations and justifications of their often dubious behavior and unpleasant thoughts, Maliszewski sets up, via the prayer and parable
structure, a kind of secular ethical scaffolding from which to hang his characters' desires, hopes, and fears.
IN RESPONSE to Peter's question about forgiveness, Jesus told the Parable
of the Unforgiving Debtor (Matthew 18:23).
When Old Mr T narrates a parable
, the text changes to blue.
The present article is an attempt to apply Jungian hermeneutics for a deeper psychological understanding of one of the better-known parables
of Jesus--the parable
of the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11- 32, New Revised Standard Version).