Mommy Mantra July 24, 2014: “Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?”
He said to them in reply,
“Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven
has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.”
I remember when our boys were littler and fighting. I came into their room and explained to them how life should be. They listened with what I took away as intention, but it was really bewilderment.
They stopped arguing but they had no idea what I was talking about/trying to teach them. It wasn’t until years later when I was reminiscing with our second son that we got around to that very incident. All he could remember from that teaching was one particular word I used: fiddle-fattle.
This all came to mind because I wonder how many who heard Jesus tell those parables where like our second son; becoming fixated on one word or phrase they did not quite understand.
Let’s try to send time with Jesus today and hear his gentle voice