I’m excited to dig in to the parables after the first of the year. We are to beginning a study the parables in our Austin Mustard Seed gatherings.
Most teachings on the parables feel like they fall short to me. It doesn’t ring true to treat parables like one of Aesop’s Fable with a simple moral to be extracted. To be honest, I don’t know what a good study of the parables should look like, but I like what Thomas Keating has to say: “It is charateristic of the parables to ask the question, ‘What makes you think that the world is the way you see it?'” That feels like a good place to start.