The stories Jesus told are, at best, complicated.
Rev. Robert Capon describes Jesus’ parables as, “strange, bizarre, and disturbing.” Two thousand years removed from Jesus’ original words we lack contextual understanding which adds to what were already complicated stories.
Many of the parables are so well-known that we think we know what Jesus' is talking about when we are really reading ourselves into the wrong part of the story. These parables confuse us, make us angry, and make us scratch our heads.
Still, these familiar stories in the gospels are some of the most beloved stories of the church. Each parable contains a mirror reflecting the image of God, questionable characters, and a story telling us about who we are as children of God as only Jesus can tell.
Join us as we explore some of the stories told by the world’s most famous Storyteller.
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