Parables by nature are meant to get us to start thinking. They help us to see the world in a new way and they invite us in.
The challenge that they present always seeks to ask us if we can imagine a different ending.
What did this parable teach you this week? Does that insight help you to write a new ending to the parable? Maybe the new ending has to begin before the actual ending, with the characters changing before it is “too late.”
Do you believe that together we can change the world? That God is calling your congregation to make a difference so that it is an active part of the vitality of its physical location?
Do you believe that God can and will lead us into the future?
Prayer: God this week open my eyes to my own poverty of spirit and help me to let go of the allures of this world for your kingdom. Amen.