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Tag Archives: parable

A Gospel of Humility

I’m convinced that Jesus’ good news is that God’s choice is always for the excluded one. Continue Reading A Gospel of Humility

The Parables of Jesus: Weekly Summary

Parables take us far beyond the safety zone of conventional morality into a world of radical reversal and paradox. Continue Reading The Parables of Jesus: Weekly Summary

Everything Is a Gift

Only the experience of divine mercy breaks down our meritocracies and entitlement. Continue Reading Everything Is a Gift

The Sower’s Generosity

The focus of the parable of the Sower is not on us and our shortfalls but on the generosity of our maker. Continue Reading The Sower’s Generosity

Heaven Is a Great Party

For most of us, the Body of Christ is not a party. Continue Reading Heaven Is a Great Party

A Sheep Lost and Found

The shepherd missed a sheep and left his ninety and nine to try to find the one that was lost. Continue Reading A Sheep Lost and Found

Wisdom Teachings

Stories were Jesus’ stock-in-trade, the main medium by which he conveyed his message. Continue Reading Wisdom Teachings

The Weeds and the Wheat

We have to learn, even now, to accept and forgive this mixed bag of reality in ourselves and in everybody else. Continue Reading The Weeds and the Wheat

Remain in Relationship

God wants people who are in right relationship, which means that we can listen to others with compassion. Continue Reading Remain in Relationship

Common-Sense Compassion

Compassion Common-Sense Compassion Thursday, September 30, 2021 In this homily, Fr. Richard reflects on the well-known story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–35), a parable Jesus used to teach us what common-sense compassion looks like in our everyday lives. This is probably the most well-known of all Jesus’ parables, probably because the lesson of compassion… Continue Reading Common-Sense Compassion

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