News from St. Francis 7/23 – 7/30/17

Taking a break. Back next week. I offer up good words from professor David Lose on the text for this week and Jesus’ parable on the wheat and the tares. . .

Years ago, a friend of mine, speaking about his golf game, said the key to success was to care enough about the game not to care. I think there’s something true about that with parables as well; that is, the best way to preach parables is to be serious enough about them to not take them too seriously. And, in particular, to be cautious about interpreting them too strictly or literally.

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