The Parables of the Kingdom
What could Jesus have meant with these stories of the sower, the mustard seed, the treasure and the precious stones?
To understand them, perhaps you found yourself like a detective, trying to match each element to a reality and trying to put the different pieces of the puzzle together, as if solving an enigma.
What if the meaning of Jesus' parables was both much more complicated... and much simpler?
In this little book, Matthieu Sanders suggests that we consider these parables rather as a “test of the heart”. “These stories of Jesus present themselves as invitations,” he explains. If there is a “code,” it is a code that speaks to the heart and tests its motivations: do we want to know more about Jesus? Do we want to listen to what the kingdom of God is? Could we imagine this perspective changing our lives? » He invites us to discover these “little stories” of Jesus in order to understand what they tell us about the “kingdom of God”… and therefore about the identity and work of the one who proclaims this kingdom: Jesus!
Author: Matthew Sanders