Jesus uses the parables like a mirror. By holding each story up to His followers, Jesus allows His disciples to see themselves. It is a privilege to have the Truth shown to us.
When I read the parables, can I imagine God and myself in them? How open am I to hearing God speak to me in the proclamation of the Word?
Dear Jesus, You are the Word made flesh and the splendor of the Father. May the parables speak to me of Truth and Light.