The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Monday, May 11th The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. Who among you would say to…

The Parables and The Pandemic: Sharing

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Sunday, May 10th “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even…

The Parable and The Pandemic: “The most puzzling parable Jesus ever spoke…”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Saturday, May 9th Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an…

The Parables and the Pandemic: “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Thursday, May 7th Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep…

The Pandemic and The Parables: God is at work during the most difficult times.

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Tuesday, May 5th At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell…

The Parables and The Pandemic: So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Monday, May 4th Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against…

The Parables and The Pandemic: “Lord, teach us to pray…”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Sunday, May 3rd He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:      Father, hallowed be your name.      Your kingdom…

The Parables and The Pandemic: Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Saturday, May 2nd Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,…

The Parables and The Pandemic: “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Thursday, April 30th “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the…

The Parables and The Pandemic: A man on a journey entrusted his property to his slaves

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Wednesday, April 29th “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received…