2018-03-03 - Sharing the Good News
Mark 4:33-34 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
A parable is a short story that conveys a truth, a principle, or a lesson. Jesus frequently used them to communicate with the crowds listening to him. He spoke to them in terms that they could understand. Jesus talked about a farmer sowing seed, a lost sheep, a good Samaritan. By using parables, Jesus was able to put his message in everyday language. The people were able to relate to His examples.
Today, when we share the Good News of the Gospel with others, we don't have to speak with fancy words or explain complicated religious ideas. We can simply share what we have experienced in our own lives; we can tell others what God has done for us, and how we have grown in our own faith. We have the written word, the Bible, which contain many examples of God's love for us. Like Jesus, we can speak in everyday language, to spread the Good News.
Richard Moser, Jr
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