Parables For Today
Below are some efforts to capture the creative, ordinary, and yet subtly subversive and shocking imagery of Jesus’ parables:
“The kingdom of heaven is like one grape moldering in the bag brought from the supermarket. Left in the light the mold grows and the next day every grape in the bag is moldy.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a slot machine. Many come and gamble their money and leave with nothing. Then comes a woman with her last coin. She hits the buttons, the dials spin, and the cherries halt in a line, the light flash and the music plays, and out pour the coins until there are too many for her to carry.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a bee. It stings and can kill some people, but the land of milk and honey wouldn’t have any honey without it.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a gift presented to the knights of Ni. Only a shrubbery will do.”
With what would you compare the ‘Kingdom of Heaven”?