2.19.2018

On Parables




“An allegory can be understood from the ‘outside,’ 
but parables can be understood only from within, 
by allowing oneself to be taken into the story and hearing 
who God is 
and what humans may become. 
Parables are like stained glass windows in a cathedral, 
dull and lifeless from the outside 
but brilliant and radiant from within.” 

— James Edwards