by the Rev. Robert C. Laird
The rapid-fire, “rat-a-tat-tat” of the parables in today’s Gospel is truly impressive; Jesus comes up with five different parables in rapid succession.
We’re getting our money’s worth today with these parables, which, taken together, paint an extraordinary picture of the Kingdom of God the ideal that Jesus is always preaching, both as the promise which is to come, the product of a life of faith, but also the goal, the thing that we, the Church, the listeners gathered on the shore and the listeners here our comfortable parish are all straining to hear him describe from that boat, and work diligently to make real, here, now. Read more