Parables of Jesus and their Meanings
Example from The Bible: (Matthew 13:3)
A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand (Matthew 13:4-9).”
For symbolism, read Matthew 13:18-23
Parable of The Visiting Son
The story of the Bible
"What’s going on?” Junior demands.The nosy crowd is astonished, including the father.
"They're taking my home." His father says reluctantly.
"Give ME the debt!” The son yells toward the just-business environment.
"But," the bankers replies, "this is not your problem!”The son stands his ground until the banker finally gives in. And, with the bill now in junior's name, the son simply reaches in his pocket and pays it off, cash. And immediately after, many witness the banker and the son wink at each other. To this day, spectators wonder, "Did the banker secretly arrange for this well-timed rescue?"