All the Gospel parables is surprisingly short. There is not a writer or philosopher who would leave after such a miserable legacy. However, the words spoken by Jesus Christ and transmitted in the Gospels, we read life many times. They do not expire and remain relevant for over two thousand years. During this time, were written whole volumes of research and interpretations.
Simple stories, opening the way to salvation
Maybe the parables of Jesus Christ is so convoluted that not everyone has read them, can understand the meaning of the Lord? Not at all. They are very simple and logical, and parables of Jesus Christ to children and even rewritten by different writers in a language that on the background of folk tales for the little ones, look much more mysterious. Jesus Christ was the first who began to speak to people, not dividing them by religion, nationality or social status. The parables of the Lord Jesus Christ in simple words to reveal to the public what is the meaning of life. Christ his parables showed us the shortest way to salvation of the soul. And the salvation of the soul is peace, tranquility, happiness, prosperity and harmony. He also showed that this path is not easy, but bringing a sacrifice to all mankind, He guaranteed that the Lord Himself takes care of the salvation of everyone that turned their hearts to Him.
All the words of the Savior was full of love for everyone
Parables of Jesus Christ cover all aspects of human life. They can be explored in various perspectives, such as considering how the relationship between God and man or between man and other people. Each of them can be projected on the individual life situation, and can be regarded as the whole way of life of a person. For comparison, we can take the parables of Jesus Christ, and parables, written by eminent writers. A famous Russian writer, who left behind beautiful novels, which have preserved for us the details of the war of 1812, and also reveal traditions, customs, habits and lifestyle of our ancestors who lived in the 19th century, at some point in their life turned to the genre of moralistic parables. Reading the parables of Jesus Christ and the writer, involuntarily pay attention to the fact that the stories of Christ no shadow of annoyance at unreasonable people.
Christian thinkers, who took the liberty to interpret the short parable of Jesus Christ, are unanimous in the opinion that the Lord loves each of us and understood to the most secret corners of the soul that It exists only in order to save and give happiness to each of their creations, that is, we are with you, no matter how different we may be and whatever the temptation, don't tear our souls.
The interpretation of the story of the sheep stray from the herd
Lost beast in the parable of Jesus Christ about straying from the flock of sheep shows how important the Lord for every man. At least, many scholars believe that this parable is talking about the saints and one sinner. According to them, the Lord rejoices for every sinner, repentant of their sins and joined the ranks of the righteous. However, Theophylact the Bulgarian sees in this story another meaning. Lost sheep – people, and the flock is all the other sentient being. In other words, he believes that the Lord of all living beings on earth and in the universe is that of man the lost sheep. The return of the people under Its shelter He believes the greatest joy for Yourself.
Another theologian, Archbishop Averky (Taushev), under the herd implies a multitude of angels, and under the lost sheep of sinful men.
The parable says that God allows the possibility that people, like the sheep, sooner or later, for one reason or another, stray from the herd. However, He did not leave him, and will make every effort to return back. The words of Christ passed to His disciples about the joy of the Master returning lost sheep is not the joy of filling in lost property. It is quite another.
The story of the lost sheep, projected on the family relations between a parent and his child
Imagine yourself in the place of the Owner. Lamb – is your little baby who went to explore the neighboring yard. This parallel to hold, it is extremely difficult – because you do not have the opportunity, as the Owner in the parable, that is, God, to see that boy fearlessly passes sandbox with scattered debris or by a large dog, and take time from him in serious danger. You can't read in the soul of the child as he at some time remembered you, and how ardently longing to be near you, I felt overwhelming love for you and longing, as he was afraid of life without you, and how he decided to come back. The Lord saw all this and took his child with open arms. The parable does not say how many times a person can leave and return. This means that God does not limit us. We do decide to go along with the herd or to diverge from it. He will always be glad to return and will not be punished. How to live according to this parable, you ask? Because we are sheep that from time to time make mistakes, repent of them, and then receive from the Lord grace. This parable is as multidimensional as all the parables about Jesus Christ. If your sheep stray from the herd, your child went down a dangerous path, turn to the Lord that He protected him and saved from death. Think and pray about my own time, and then you and also the child will experience the same joy described in the parable.
We are all prodigal sons
This topic touches on a parable of Jesus Christ about the prodigal son. However, these two stories cannot be considered completely similar, for the Holy Scripture contains not a single superfluous or random words. The story of the younger son gone from the house and rastochitel his paternal inheritance, for his older brother left at home and all these years faithfully labored in the cornfields of his father, and how he met returning from his wanderings, utterly impoverished prodigal child is also a parable about Jesus Christ. Short story the Savior told His disciples, always involve them in the Lord. In the story of the prodigal son the father is the prototype of the Lord, and his sons – we the people.
The Lord urges us to learn to forgive
This parable teaches us to forgive without a second thought, to accept repentance without didactic suggestions, without philosophizing and moralizing. The Lord is trying to convince us that we were not afraid that the repentant closest person, having received a remission, again roll the dice. We must not caring. The ability to forgive is no less important than the ability to beg forgiveness. For anybody not a secret that that son abandons the family and squanders his father's property to satisfy their own whims, there is a fault and the father. In ordinary human life it happens quite often. Within the family we have for all co-existence from time to time we remind each other of past wrongs. This forms a hostile relationship from which you want to escape, and we from time to time throw a family and begin to live only for his personal interests, convincing themselves that has suffered enough – and you for themselves to live. The result is emotional devastation.
The same situation, only slightly changed, over and over again. In different Nations, there is the proverb: "Black will take no other hue", "How many wolf nor feed, and he still looks into the woods" that talks about the absurdity of forgiveness. These Proverbs, though folk wisdom stretching back many hundreds of years, still imbued with hostility and contempt. They felt biased attitude towards the sinner, the ascension of the self on the identity of the man called the black dog or wolf. None of His parables the Lord does not look despise people.
Offended as created in the image and likeness of God as the one who offended him
Man created in the image and likeness of God. How easy it is to relate this truth with yourself and how difficult it is to perceive the Image of God in man that brought trouble! Jesus Christ, speaking to the disciples, do not put Yourself above them, because better than anyone else, knew that all the people together and everyone separately – the Image and Likeness of the Creator. For the sake of each of us He offered Himself on the sacrificial altar and perform the will of the Father. The duty of every Christian to make his sacrifice in the name of the Lord. If at least one of us to commit such act for the salvation of mankind?
Fasting and prayer - this is what is required of every Christian, so that mankind does not have to pay in blood for their sins
Reading the Gospels and interpretations of it, written by a wonderful and Holy people, we understand how little is required of us to the world is not shaken by tragedy with human victims. We should only try to love, forgive and justify each other, to always remember God and not to lose touch with him. This relationship persisted, you need to sacrifice posts and every action to accompany the prayer and nothing more. That's what Jesus said.
Famous theologians,-interpreters of Scripture
Almost all the parables of Jesus Christ from the interpretation of domestic and foreign priests and theologians there is in this book as "Said the Lord...". The Holy fathers of the Church from ancient times attached great importance to the interpretation of the words of the Saviour, preserved in the gospel. It lists almost all the parables of Jesus Christ from the interpretation of such revered Christian world, theologians like Meister Eckhart, St. John Chrysostom, blessed Theophylact the Bulgarian, Archbishop of Alexandria Athanasius, St. Luke Voyno-Yasenetsky, Gregory Dialogus, the Martyr Gregory Schlisselburg, Saint Basil of Kineshma Archbishop Theophanes Tauroginski Keramevs, Archimandrite John (krestiankin), Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov), St. Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow and Kolomna, Archbishop Averky (Taushev), the Holy righteous John of Kronstadt, Archpriest Vsevolod spiller, Archpriest Alexander Shargunov, Saint Cyril of Alexandria, St. Theophan the recluse, St. John of Damascus, Archpriest Victor Potapov, blessed Jerome, Bishop Methodius (Kulman), Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, the monk Euthymios, Zigaben and interpreters of the Bible Gladkov, B. I., Lopukhin A. P.
In each of the stories told by Christ, there is He Himself and every one of us
It is believed that the Gospels contained not many more than thirty of the parables:
– the wicked husbandmen
- about mustard seed;
– about lost sheep