Tag: parables

  • RS 25: Who is Jesus? (Assignment Two)

    Directions:  What follows in bold is the verses from a parable found in Matthew 21:28-31.  Under each verse are some questions which are intended to help you understand the parable’s message and to relate it to your world today.  Address the questions that follow. Activity one: The Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 13:44) “The kingdom of […]

  • The Lost Sheep

    One of the ways Jesus taught his disciples was through parables. Parables are vivid stories that have a hidden message. Jesus often used parables to respond to criticism. The Gospel of Luke is in the New Testament of the Bible. It tells of an incident where Jesus was preaching to a group of tax collectors […]

  • The Treasure and the Pearl

    In one of his parables found in the Bible, Jesus described the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and busy that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is […]

  • Jesus’ Moral Vision in the Parables

    Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Parable of the Talents The Sheep and the Goats Parable of the Mustard Seed Parable of the Good Samaritan The Rich Fool the barren fig tree Parable of the Prodigal Son The Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus the Pharisee and the tax collector Two options for exploring these parables […]

  • Chuang Tzu and Death

    Chuang Tzu, who lived from about 369 to 268 B.C.E., was a leading Taoist thinker. (His name is also sometimes spelled Chuangtse.) his parables and anecdotes were collected in a book that bears his name, Chuang-tzu. Chuang Tzu said that the only way to be happy and truly free was by understanding the Tao, or […]