Friday, 19 August 2011

Speaking in parables

To help the Brothers see through things and decide the most appropriate course of action or line of thought, I often leave them with open choices, of course with a few indicators as to which is better. However, most often what happens is that the indicators become the most important things and the Brothers follow just as 'said'. Perhaps if Jesus were to have proposed values to his disciples and others in straight terms, we would have had a long list of do's and dont's. But Jesus, by enveloping the message in a context and a meaning, asks us to interpret the spirit of his ideas, parables or teachings. So that we do not become a mere bunch of doers but sensitive interpreters of what is best basing on the guidelines proposed in the Gospels.

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