(Also known as Perry, Florida)
Gay weighs in on her favorite parables, to go with Meg's in the comment box below:
Ok, Father, here are my favorites. I don't know any other bloggers either. I am humbly grateful to have "made it" on your blog. And with the proper title of my hometown to boot!! Take Care and KNOW that you are prayed for,Gay
A world that has lost its innocence hastrouble appreciating beings who are innocent. - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
1. The parable of the Sower (Mark 4) - always challenges me to not just "take it & run with it" but to persevere (the much bigger challenge for me).
2. The parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) I use this one with my kids (much easier than applying it to myself, you see?) to help them develop and use their gifts when they'd rather not. We all need a boost to deal with our shyness, insecurities, laziness, etc.
3. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector - humility, humility, humility. There is never enough of this virtue. God have mercy on me, a sinner. 'Nuff said.
4. The Prodigal Son - I mean who really does NOT relate (in some way, at least) to this one?? Yes! Thank you Lord for welcoming back into your arms.....more than once.
5. I think I resemble the Persistent Widow (Luke 18)....It has been said about me that I can latch on "like a junkyard dog" when engaging in apologetics. Hopefully I am gaining more temperence though. The widow in Jesus's story does encourage us to not give up when we feel called to an action.