Category Archives: Parable

Parable of the three vines who wanted to reach the sun

There once were three vines that wanted to reach the sun. The first vine dreamed all day and all night about reaching the sun, and it spent all its energy in the dreaming that it didn’t grow much at all. … Continue reading

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Parable of the devout queen and her advisers

There once was a devout queen who, every day, went out into the village and gave a villager a chest of gold coins. Her advisers were distraught. “Your Highness,” they said, “If you continue to do this, you will give … Continue reading

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Parable of the woman who worked for good

There once was a woman who worked for good and to stamp out evil, but one day she realized that nothing was pure, and she sat down and cried. She never did anything again. © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the pebble, the waterfall, and the moon

There once was a pebble, a waterfall, and a moon. One day, the pebble said, “I will only believe that God exists if God looks like me!” “So be it,” God said and turned into a pebble. Then the pebble … Continue reading

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Parable of the accountant

The kingdom of God is like an accountant who counts every single precious penny she has, then runs out to give her money away. © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the woman and the rut

There once was a woman who walked a dirt, circular path, and she walked it so many times that the path became a rut. After many months and years, she wanted to leave the rut, but each step she took … Continue reading

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Parable of the two women and 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 gem cutter and the people

There once was a gem cutter who spent all her life cutting the most beautiful gem in the world. When she unveiled it, everyone exclaimed that indeed, this was the most beautiful gem anyone had ever seen. Shortly thereafter, however, … Continue reading

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Where you are connected makes all the difference

I move the candle to the shadows so its flame is better seen:The shadow means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected to the wick, not to the shadow;the light means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected … Continue reading

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Parable of the rescuer

There once were four women in deep despair, as they had lost everything they loved from a menacing world. The first woman said, “All is lost. Nothing is left. There is nowhere to go from here.” And she perished. The … Continue reading

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