Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Reflection for the Week - January 16

Jesus’ parables aim to subvert and shatter, yet they also reconstruct in the wake of the debris. The attacking, overturning, and revealing character of parables is not to be missed. Parables also disorient, shock, and surprise, while announcing reversal and re-orientation in the disclosure of new understandings about Jesus, the world, and the Kingdom of God. These powerful stories are loaded with meaning that dangerously engages imagination and, when that happens, watch out.