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July 23 - Mt. 13: 10-17

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordJuly 23, 2020
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for the readings of today's mass, go to 

https://www.livingwithchrist.ca/images/article_images/pdf/Juy_23_Pages_from_LWC_July2020-lowres-4.pdf

Jesus' use of parables to teach has always been a source of fascination for many.  Parables had been used in middle-eastern societies long before the time of Jesus, but no one used them as effectively as He did.  

If Jesus had grown up in Greece, perhaps he would have used logical methods to teach.  And in many ways, for us modern-day disciples of His, it would have been easier for us had He done so.  "A + B = C, and that's how God works in this world".  But that is not how God works, as we hear in Isaiah chapter 55 - "For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are my thoughts above your thoughts ..."

What parables force us to do is to explore them - they require effort and energy and creativity and persistence.  Their truth, even when the parable seems rather simple, is far more complex then we initially may think. Parables challenge us and enlighten us - constantly.  If Jesus had just used logic, will then everything would have been so simple, including knowing the ways of God.  But parables in a sense give us real insights into the incredible and unending wisdom of God.  

And I, for one, delight in the endless wisdom of Jesus' parables.  I hope you do so, too.