Have you ever asked that question? Where have your wonderings taken you?
The Bible has a variety of answers to this question as well. Jesus begins his descriptions with the phrase, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like…”. The stories he tells are varied and wide in scope.
Over the summer the Revised Common Lectionary that determines which readings we proclaim on any given Sunday, took us through a number of these stories. Parables that describe the indescribable. I wonder if the power of some of the parables has been lost because the stories are so well known today that the shock value Jesus may have originally intended. The images that Jesus used in his day also may not be images that connect with today’s people in the same way.
As I began wondering along those paths, I wondered what parable images might work in today’s world. What do you think? Would you like to dream with us some new parables for today? Using what we know of Jesus’ parables and how they spoke in his day, would you write a parable for today?
Please leave a comment to this blog entry with a parable for today. Let’s see where our creativity leads…