Parables of Jesus
Mediate on the wisdom found in the parables of Jesus while praying the rosary.
Introduction This Rosary reflection is about humility in prayer, contrasting the practices of a prominent person (a Pharisee), and a detested person (a tax collector.) The Gospel Account The parable is a story that contrasts two people, and two styles of praying – one from self-righteousness and one from being humble before God. Humans cannot […]
Introduction This Rosary reflection focuses on the parable that Jesus taught about persevering in prayer. The Gospel Account A widow, one of the powerless people in Jewish society, implores a powerful, uncaring, dishonest judge to make things right. The judge has the power of position; the widow has the persistence of petition. Because of her […]
Introduction This rosary reflection focuses on two short parables about divine mercy that Jesus addressed to the Pharisees and scribes, leaders of the Jewish religion of his day. The Gospel Account In the passage, the leaders complain that Jesus spends time with those who are lost – outside the law – sinners and tax collectors. […]
Introduction Jesus came to reunite the lost children of Israel and humanity with God and to restore the Reign of God on earth. Human sin separates us from God. The way back to God is to repent (change from evil behavior) and believe in Jesus. Lent is a special season that allows God […]
The Gospel of Luke contains the parable of the prodigal son. The religious authorities of Jesus’ day, the scribes and pharisees, are complaining that Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. Jesus tells a parable (or story) of a man with two sons. One of the sons, the younger one, asks his father for his […]