The Parable of the Soils
March 09, 2014 | Rev. Doug Hucke
Jesus teaches with parables to change our hearts, not our minds. for transformation rather than information. We have created a culture of shallow people without deep roots. We are called to plant seeds in good soil and nourish them, and God will make them grow.
One of Jesus' favorite teaching methods was the parable, and parables in Matthew address a favorite subject, the Kingdom. Over the centuries his parables have been subject to extremes of interpretation, both overly allegorical and overly simplistic. In reality Jesus used parables to both reveal and conceal important information, depending on who was listening.