Unpacking the parables ...
As a child in Sunday School we were told that the parables were “An earthly story with a heavenly meaning”. This definition seems a little incomplete. “Parables are earthly stories with a heavenly meaning which enable us to live our earthly lives in a more heavenly way” seems a tongue twister but slightly more accurate. We should perhaps bear in mind that not all of the parables, of which there are about sixty, are in the form of a story!
Throughout the month of July, I am inviting us to look at some of the parables. Each week I will be writing a reflection based upon a parable. There will be questions to help you engage further. The material will be available alongside the Churches usual weekly correspondence.
On Friday afternoons, starting from 10th July at 2.00-2.40pm, you will have an opportunity to join an optional zoom meeting. This will take the form of an informal fellowship where we can discuss any thoughts or insights that you may have had whilst engaging with the weeks material.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961290467?pwd=QzhETWlGVDFCOFZkaXpscTdmTHpwUT09
Meeting ID: 829 6129 0467 Password: 6DzB9H
I look forward to sharing with you.
Every blessing, Jenny.