What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, what parable can we use to describe it?
We hear today Jesus ask a question. Jesus who had so much to say, so much to teach others, paused to ask a question.
He has been announcing that the kingdom of God has come near since the middle of chapter one. He has already told some parables, but now he says, how can I describe to you, open your minds to this thing I am trying to get across, what it’s like when the empire God brings as Dr. Phil Ruge-Jones translates, is present. Continue reading →