Category Archives: Parable

Parable of the child learning to walk

The kingdom of God is like a child learning to walk: At first, she grasps at whatever is in reach, and if it is not solid, she falls. Slowly, she learns what is solid and grasps only those things – … Continue reading

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Parable of the woman and the pebble

The kingdom of God is like a woman who moved into a new house. She left the largest room empty except for a single pebble, and when she was ready, she swept the pebble away. © Meisaan Chan

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The parable of the two women climbing the mountain

The kingdom of heaven is like two women climbing a mountain. The first woman made it all the way up to the top; the second woman stumbled and fell the whole way. On the way back, they both died and … Continue reading

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Parable of the flower

There once was a flower that bloomed in its beauty, faded, then dropped all its petals during the night. The next day, the owner of the house saw it, rejoiced, and proclaimed the flower whole. © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the broken vase

The kingdom of God is like two women who each broke a precious vase. The first woman swept up the shards and threw them away. The second woman wept, then carefully glued the vase back together. It could no longer … Continue reading

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Parable of the lonely woman

Once, God appeared to a woman. “I am the Lord,” God said. “You aren’t the Lord,” the woman replied. “I would recognize the Lord on sight.” God appeared to a second woman. “I am the Lord,” God said. “Not true,” … Continue reading

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