No doubt those who heard this parable, especially the disciples who were fisherman, knew exactly what Jesus was talking about when he spoke about a dragnet. Once the fish were brought to shore, a judgement would have to be made about the fish. Which one’s made good eating and which ones did not! The good […]
In this parable we find a servant as a debtor, a creditor and finally a prisoner. Having been forgiven so much he should have forgiven the one in debt to him. For the Christian, having been forgiven such a great amount we must also forgive others For the Christian forgiveness towards others is not only […]
In this parable we examine the character of the king, the conduct of the subjects of the kingdom. The Master in the parable, like Jesus, incarnates his deep concern for the poor as he shows costly love. The master’s generosity and compassion give the labourers great hope which we likewise must show to others, that […]
Many of those who followed Jesus then leave – perhaps in dribs and drabs. If Jesus wasn’t going to give them more to eat and perform other amazing miracles they were out of there. At the end Jesus is left only with the twelve. While the great crowds were curious about Jesus – even wanting […]
Jesus is saying that the Kingdom of God is like a treasure. It is something of unsurpassed value. The discovery of it is fabulous and leads to joy. In simple language, a relationship with Jesus is simply something of unsurpassed value.