In our Gospel Reading this week we hear a parable, a short and puzzling story or word picture, that Jesus tells to His disciples. For those of us trying to follow Jesus today, this parable seems pretty strange, and it's not always that easy for us to understand the point our Lord is trying to make.
Part of the problem, it seems, is that Jesus uses His parables in a particular way: not simply to offer us wisdom, or spiritual advice, but as a way to reveal God's Kingdom, and what He is really up to.
For a bit more on how Jesus uses parables, and their deeper meaning, check out this great video by the folks at The Bible Project.
Or to dig even deeper, check out their 7 part Podcast Series on the Parables.
Our service of Morning Prayer, Bulletin, & Sermon this week can be found here:
And our Songs for this week can be found here:
Rev. Rob serves as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Luke's Gondola Point, and as the School Chaplain at Rothesay Netherwood School