Jesus tours towns and villages, along with his posse, heralding the blistering good news of the kingdom of God. Crowds press from every direction, sad there’s no ability to take selfies.
Yet Jesus cloaks his teaching in mystery.
He tells stories through parables—cartoons of the absurd, tales of enigma, riddles of old to unveil the kingdom of God.
Jesus tells a parable of a farmer scattering seed. At the time the story was told, plowing followed the sowing of the seed. Ponder that for a moment.