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esus knew the power of a story. He managed to be a wonderful storyteller who clothed the most profound thoughts in common language that spoke to all people. The stories of Jesus  are as  varied as the people like us who read and reflect on them in our lives.

The-Moon-and-the-Good-SamaritanThe Moon and the Good Samaritan

Individual Dimension:

This month you are invited to read the parables of Jesus and allow the words to wash over you. Enter fully into the story. Become a participant. Go to the wedding feast or venture into harvesting the fields.  Note the setting of the parables. Note the characters. Reflect on the main points. Apply these ideals to your life. Use parables of your choice, such as ‘The Sower’ (Matthew 13:3-9; Mark 4:3-9; Luke 8:5-8)  ‘The Good Samaritan’ (Luke 10:30-37) ‘The Measure’  (Mark 4:24-25)  ‘The Treasure and the Pearl’ (Matthew 13:44-46)  ‘The Yeast’ (Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21) ‘The Prodigal Son’ (Luke 15:11-32)  ‘The Talents’ (Matthew 25:14-300  ‘The Lost Coin’ (Luke 15:8-10)  ‘The Wedding Feast’ (Matthew 22:1-14)  ‘The Lost Sheep’ (Matthew 18:12-14)

Communal Experience:

In the context of prayer, share the Parable that spoke to your own life with another person in the community (or with family). How does  your story reflect the Parable?