knew that the splendor of heaven is too great for us to bear just
now, and so he used parables as clues to the mystery of paradise. In
them are hints of heaven, and they offer profound spiritual advice
meant to guide us on the road to eternal glory.
our age, Christ's Parables are often reduced to exercises in
moralism. In these pages, Fr. George Rutler acclaimed author and EWTN
television host unveils these deceptively simple stories, showing you
their hidden meanings and how they apply to our own age and way of
Fr. Rutler take you on an enriching tour of Scripture's 24 parables
as you learn:
in the Field of the Lord: Why it's necessary that scandals beset
the Church and how it brings about a stronger harvest.
Mustard Seed: Why it gave hope to the early Church and prefigures
her glorious future.
Yeast: How God speaks in a gentle and inward voice which melts
the soul, and how you could be drowning Him out.
Hidden Treasure: Are you responding properly to the unique gifts
Christ has given you?
Net: Many will be sifted out. How to be sure you re among the
souls He keeps.
Unmerciful Servant: Not only must you forgive, you must convert
the offender. Are you a channel for God's grace?
in the Vineyard: Are you letting selfishness and pride get in the
way of the salvation of your neighbor's soul?
Two Sons: The dangers of agnosticism. Are you guilty? You may be
astonished at the answer.
Marriage of the King's Son: Why frequent reception of the
sacraments is necessary for dwelling at the wedding feast.
Ten Virgins: There's a difference between watching and being
prepared for Christ's return. Are you ready?
Ten Talents: God has given you a special gift. Do you know what
it is, and how you should use it?
Two Debtors: How to know if you are going through the motions
without Christ's love.
Good Samaritan: Do you know the most overlooked element of this
parable? It may surprise you.
Rich Fool: Our capacity for self-deception is limitless. Learn
the only way to be truly know yourself.
Barren Fig Tree: Time is running out, and we have one last chance
to cultivate virtue. Will you bear fruit in time?
Great Supper: There's room for all in the heavenly banquet, but
not all will find room. Are you making excuses that lead you into
Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin: Do you judge others, or do you
receive them as Christ did? Why your approach to lost sheep could
cost you your soul.
Prodigal Son: Learn how this famous parable explains why God
created mankind and chose to give Himself to us.
Unjust Steward: The world is filled with evildoers. Are you
mirroring the light of Christ?
Rich Man and Lazarus: Learn the evils of self-sufficiency, and
the dangers of taking gifts for granted.
Unjust Judge: Why you must persevere in prayer despite your
Pharisee and the Publican: Why even though you may not commit
great sins, your failure to put faith into action could ruin your