The Parables of Jesus
Jesus was many things: preacher, miracle worker, heir to King David, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. But he was also a storyteller. Jesus was not only the hero of the greatest story ever told, he was the greatest storyteller that ever lived. The parables of Jesus are evocative and provocative, with unforgettable characters, plots, and images that puzzle our minds but penetrate our hearts. They can be hard to understand—in fact, the apostles themselves asked Jesus why his parables were so hard to grasp. Jesus invites us to enter these stories so that the Holy Spirit can enter our lives. They have the power to change us from the inside out if we will let them in. Through seven sessions, Greg Smith moves through the parables, exploring their context and meaning.
For four decades, Greg has taught and traveled, written and led throughout the Christian world, over thirty of those as a Protestant. After a decade-long “Road to Rome” journey, Greg and his wife “crossed the Tiber” and joined the Roman Catholic Church in 2016. With his eclectic background, he brings a global perspective on the historic Christian faith. Currently, Greg serves as the Director of Ministries at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, teaches at the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization, and is the founder of One Whirling Adventure.