August 29th, 2016
As we wrap up our summer in the parables, John Chandler takes us back to our namesake, the parable of the Mustard Seed.
Quotes and links mentioned:
- A mustard plant was forbidden in a household garden because it was fast spreading and would tend to invade the veggies. In stating that this man planted a mustard seed in his garden, the hearers are alerted to the fact that he was doing something illegal. An unclean image thus becomes the starting point for Jesus’ vision of the kingdom of God in this parable. — Thomas Keating