Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Living Spiritual Rhythms–July 9

For the most part, the parables of Jesus are ordinary stories about fishing, sowing, receiving, finding, selling, and buying, among other things. There is nothing immediately unusual about these ordinary people and their ordinary situations, until the extraordinary, the Kingdom of God, is included in the picture. It is in this realization, that these apparent narratives of normalcy produce a shock, disorientation, and an upheaval, through an announcing that the time has come for a new vision of reality and of being in the world.