Sometimes it is hard to accept or understand the teachings of Jesus. Sometimes, when those lessons make us feel threatened, we shut ourselves down, and the meaning is lost. Parables are different. Frederick Buechner compares the parables of Jesus to divine jokes. Because jokes make us laugh, they are able to sneak in past our defenses and change us.
The COVID-19 pandemic has, in many ways, cut down and destroyed the world--and the Church--as we know it. Where might the weeds of God's kingdom be sprouting up in its place?
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