The Kingdom of Heaven is a mystery revealed in comparisons; a net, bread, a party, an investment, a tree, and today, a waiting people.
A story, familiar, yet freshly cast. It draws us in.
We’re placing the telling of Jesus’s Kingdom comparisons into modern scenes; coffee shops, back porches, leafy parks, an airport…the normal places we might find ourselves in our day to day lives. We’re not changing the metaphors Jesus used. We’re not analyzing, seeking principles and applying. We’re just listening to each Kingdom comparison in our own context.
Jesus’ Kingdom teachings…
…speak directly to our hearts.
“These parables and discussion ARE having a cumulative impact on me. They are helping me to see inviting, sharing, and asking as simple acts, not fraught with fear of rejection or fear of being misunderstood as judging another person.”
…provoke questions within us.
“These parables seem to goad us into questions…more about process and discovery than about answers and ‘how to’s’. It leaves me wondering about the implications…”
…guide us as we engage with those he’s placed in our lives.
“I see this very thing play out before me as I deal with my kids – I often choose to be generous to them in different ways. It is so instinctive in the human soul to focus on fairness and wanting to interfere with others (in situations not under our purview). God’s call, and invitation, to each of us is to keep our eyes faithfully on Him trusting Him to care for us as He wills – knowing He is good, kind and generous. And to rejoice when He is generous to others.”
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