“Are you envious because I am generous?”

Posted September 18, 2017 11:04 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

“Are you envious because I am generous?”

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – September 24th, 2017
When Jesus teaches through parables, he expresses profound truths with simple stories and images that engage minds and hearts. In the Old Testament, the use of parables reflects an ancient, culturally universal method of teaching an ethical lesson applicable to everyday life, by using symbolic stories with concrete characters and actions. Most of the time, the original audience that first heard these stories was left to draw their own conclusions. Other times, the evangelists provided an explanation of Jesus’ story. Often the indirectness of parables makes the wisdom of Jesus

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