Question of the Day for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why Did Jesus Use Parables?

Q. In the Gospels I count 30 or more separate parables Jesus used in His earthly ministry. Can you imagine why He seemed to favor this kind of instruction?

A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D

There are several possible reasons for Jesus’ frequent use of parables. A story catches our attention. Humans of all ages like to hear a story. A story is more easily remembered than a statement of principle, and is therefore an effective teaching device.

Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/Feb482013/tabid/8685/Default.aspx

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