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Matthew 13

13 Jan

Continuing to go through the book of Matthew looking at one chapter a day and offering a thought, question, or quote. Today it is Matthew 13:

Matthew 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.

“Ivan Illich was once asked what the most radical way to change society was; was it violent revolution or gradual reform? He gave a careful answer. Neither. Rather, he suggested that if one wanted to change society, then one must tell an alternative story.”

Walk the Line:
Young J.R. Cash: How come you’re so good?
Young Jack Cash: [laughs] I ain’t
Young J.R. Cash: You pick five times more than me.
Young Jack Cash: Well, I’m bigger than you are.
Young J.R. Cash: You know every story in the scripture.
Young Jack Cash: Well, you know every song im mama’s hymnal!
Young J.R. Cash: Song are easy.
Young Jack Cash: [laughs] It ain’t for me.
Young J.R. Cash: There’s more words in the Bible than in the Heavenly Highway Hymns.
Young Jack Cash: Look, J.R., if I’m going to be a preacher one day, I gotta know the Bible from front to back. I mean, you can’t help nobody if you can’t tell the right story.