So what is a parable? It’s a story, usually short, told to illustrate a moral or spiritual point. Why did Jesus speak so often to the people in parables instead of just stating the point he was trying to make?
Everybody loves a story. A good story holds our interest and when that story is a parable it has an additional advantage. We can understand it immediately at our own spiritual level and we can return to it for richer meaning time and time again. In fact, when God is the author of the parable we can never fully plumb the depth of meanings he is eager for us to discover.
Join me as we search out the pearls in the parables of Jesus.