The parables of Jesus are powerful ways to transmit the Truth in simple terms. By using what is familiar, Jesus introduces new and exciting ideas to those who hear Him. How open am I to learn something new today? Am I able to listen with new ears to stories that I’ve heard before? Can God surprise me today?

O Gracious god, may my listening for you be rewarded with new insights into simple truths. May I be a willing student of Jesus today.