Peace for the Disciples

“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father onContinue reading “Peace for the Disciples”

Young son, Old son, a Father on the run…

This post is a little early because this text is not until later next month in the lectionary. But this is one of my favorite biblical stories and a parable and is after misunderstood, so it plays well into a blog I follow called the synchroblog. This months theme is “August Synchroblog – Parables: SmallContinue reading “Young son, Old son, a Father on the run…”

see but not perceive…

Today we have the parable of the sower from Mark 4:1-20 and Jesus explanation of this to the disciples. At one point Jesus says that he teaches in parables so that those outside the circle “may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.” This is an interesting reason, wouldn’tContinue reading “see but not perceive…”