Chapter 6 – Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee – Part 2
Story No. 33 of 34 (Matthew 13:10-17, Mark 4:10-12, Luke 8:9-10)
Jesus used many techniques to share his Gospel with the crowds and his disciples. He wanted them to understand, remember and tell others of his teachings. Two thousand years ago there were no computers, social media nor schools for all children. Indeed, only the privileged received an education.
Jesus was a Teacher, our greatest ever Teacher. His many techniques included simple direct language, symbolism, metaphors, miracles and of course, parables.
When the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in parables to the crowds he said,
“You have been given the opportunity to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but [others] have not”.
“But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Today, many years on, Jesus’ parables continue to enlighten our world.
Share a parable with someone today. Then enjoy explaining and discussing it’s meaning?
Lord Jesus, fill the world with a plentiful supply of “Good Shepherds” so that all may hear and understand your Gospel, repent and come to You.
Prayer: Priests and Religious
guide all priests and religious.
Help them realise that their actions
speak louder than any words.
Teach them to use their talents
to convey God’s message
but, to rely above all,
on the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
|Music Suggestion: Shout to…|
Listen and reflect… pause and talk.
On this day in 2014, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints in the first papal canonization since 1954.
Pray for your own Sainthood.
Read More: Jesus’ Life – See All 365 Stories
(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)