A parable, like a short story, has a beginning, a plot, a set of characters, a complete thought, and an ending. With such a clear, simple structure, its tempting to take these stories on their own, outside the context of the broader story. To help illustrate this point, in this week’s podcast, Richard and Fr. Marc explore how their understanding of the parable of the wedding feast (from last week’s episode) holds up against the broader context of Matthew 22. The discussion illuminates the continuity of the chapter and brings together key themes from Genesis. It also leads to a Star Wars reference. This was bound to happen, sooner or later.
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