September 5, 2011
The parable, which is divided into two parts, illustrates in its first part that the Jews who had spurned the divine invitation were rejected in favor of the Gentiles. In the second part it demonstrates that the condition of holiness is necessary for entrance into eternal life.
August 5, 2011
Christ, the Word made flesh, is the only Son of the Eternal Father who by means of this parable prophecies that He will be slain by the leaders of the Jews.
July 5, 2011
It is the kingdom of God or certain aspects of it that Christ explains in His parables, like the leaven, the hidden treasure, and the pearl of great price.
June 5, 2011
I say to you that, even so, there will be joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents more than over ninety-nine just who have no need of repentance.
May 5, 2011
In the words of Monsignor Ronald Knox, it “is an answer to the question, ‘Do all Christians go to Heaven?’ And the answer is ‘No’.”
April 5, 2011
The point made in this parable is that those whom men, who can not see everything, judge to be first in the kingdom of heaven may be last and those, whom they consider last may be first.
March 5, 2011
In speaking of the unjust steward, Christ is exhorting His disciples not to be outdone by the cunning of the wicked but to pursue those virtuous acts which will lead to their everlasting happiness.
February 5, 2011
Since a parable manifests a truth of the supernatural order by comparing it to some image from nature or the life of man, it is all important to discover the point of comparison between the two.
January 5, 2011
Many rationalists simply deny the historical accuracy of the parables of Christ, while others disagree on what Our Lord stated that many would hear the parables, and not understand. Father Buckley defends the parables from modernist attack.
December 5, 2010
Jesus’ parables teach moral and dogmatic truths about the Kingdom of God by presenting an image in concrete detail relating Truth in an immediate and understandable way.