On Generosity

2012

 

Jesus of Nazareth was an inspirational spiritual teacher from whom each of us can learn regardless of our religious affiliation. He defined his mission in these words: “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” He illustrated what he meant by this in his parables, his sayings and his life.

 

Living in the Kingdom of God is a series of essays on selected parables and sayings. It contains four chapters. The first consists of reflections on two of the best-known parables—the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son—and the teachings they suggest. The second considers the actions and sayings of Jesus and their relationship to the parable teachings. The third discusses Jesus’ concept of God and the last contains reflections on spiritual practices derived from these teachings, actions and sayings.

 

Taken together, the parables, actions and sayings suggest eleven practical though challenging teachings that can help each of us lead a happier and fuller life.

 

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