Posts Tagged ‘Parable’

Good humour

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Divine Play

Can we talk about something other than Covid19? What about Catholic jokes? Will that do? I usually enjoy religious humour. It seems to come from solid faith that is without doubt or fear. And sometimes the laughter it evokes, unwraps a little parable that stays with me. I still carry an old Marist Messenger confessional Read more

The house on a hill

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Some stories have the power to take us beyond words and break us open to new awareness. We call such stories parables because the telling sits on layers of deeper meaning, much of which cannot be put into language. Not all parables are in sacred scripture, but they can become sacred with reflection. I like Read more

Advent as parable

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Advent is the story of Jesus’ birth and the beginning of Christianity; but if we also see the readings as parable, they’ll become guidance for our own journey. Step by step they’ll bring us closer to the light that cannot be held in words. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent to a Read more

Archbishop Dew describes battles at synod on family

Friday, October 17th, 2014

On his daily blog from the synod on the family, Archbishop John Dew has painted a picture of sharp divisions among synod members. On his October 15 posting from Rome, Archbishop Dew noted that there had been vigorous arguments in the small group discussions taking place this week. “The arguments are very strong as to Read more

What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church? A Parable.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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