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Spreading the Gospel through stories and parables

By Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger

In recent and upcoming Sundays and in the weekday readings, we are hearing many parables about the two kingdoms: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Man. Jesus is contrasting how God is with how the world operates.

God wants to deliver us from the frustration and folly of living without Jesus Himself as the center of our lives. Jesus is using all kinds of signs and symbols, many of them agricultural -- in part because the imagery would have been familiar to His listeners, but also because things that grow are very good examples of how the power of God's grace works in our lives. Read More

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