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Parables of Jesus: city on a hill

Matt.5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” This is not a parable in the strictest sense. But in the imagery of a city set on a hill, allusion … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: glory

Lk.11:33-36;Mt.5:15,Mk.4:21 What is the glory of God? St James refers Him as the Father of lights. James mentions it in terms of glory that originates from him. Thus we read glory of his grace wherein he has accepted us in … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: latter state

Lk.11:23-26;Matt.12:43-45 The parable here mentioned is found in both gospels of St Luke and St Matthew and is especial on account of the subject matter. Latter state refers to spiritual truth of those who have lost the way by their … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: dragnet

Matt.13:47 The kingdom of heaven is compared to a net cast into the sea. We may assume it as dragnet, which considering the area to be scoured must be of infinite size. The Son of man deputes angels to gather … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: hidden treasure

Matt.13:44 Parable of hidden treasure. Let us compare it with the parable of the tares. Both deal about the kingdom of God but these are to be approached differently. The parable of the tares is seen from the standpoint of … Continue reading

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Parable of the Householder

Matt.13:52 Parables by rule belong to a mode of story telling and works at different levels. Narrative mode of the Spirit makes use of parallelism. Thus realities of heaven and the earth are juxtaposed. In our earlier posts we had … Continue reading

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Parables of Jesus: of leaven

Matt:13:33 Parable of the leaven deals with a domestic scene. Kingdom of heaven is like a woman who took a bit of leaven. Traditionally leaven is cast as a symbol in bad sense. While discussing about immorality St. Paul writes,”Don’t … Continue reading

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