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Brief Retelling of Parables

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The Parable of Rich Man and Lazarus

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There was a rich man who used to dress in fine clothes and ate sumptuous meals daily. There was also a poor man full of sores named Lazarus who used to sit at the gate of the rich man waiting to eat the leftovers of the rich man, moreover, dogs also came to lick the wounds of Lazarus. Lazarus eventually died and was taken by angels to sit on Abrahams bosom. The rich man also died and was taken to burn in hell. When he was in hell, he saw Abraham and Lazarus in his bosom. He then cried to Abraham to send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to help him cool down his tongue. Abraham then reminded him of how he had all the riches in the world but Lazarus had not wealth but he did not take care of him, he also reminded the rich man that there was no means of them accessing each other. The rich man then requested Abraham to send Lazarus to warn his brothers who were still alive, Abraham refused saying that his brothers should listen to the prophets they have in the world.

The Parable of The Good Samaritan

A man was going from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers; the robbers stripped him, beat him up and left him half dead. By chance, a priest was going down that road, saw the man, but passed by on the other side. Next was a Levite who came along and also passed the man on the other side. The third was a Samaritan who came about that man and had compassion on him, he dressed him up and took him on his donkey to an inn and gave him good care. One the second day, the Samaritan gave the innkeeper two denarii to take good care of the injured man and promised to pay the remaining cost when he comes back.

The Parable of The Prodigal Son

A man had two sons. The younger son asked his father for his share of inheritance and his father gave him his portion. Not long, the younger set off for a far country where he misused his share of inheritance and remained poor. The son then befriended one of the citizens of the country and asked him how he would get a job, the citizen sent him to the swine fields. The son suffered and ate that which swine ate; finally, he came to his thoughts and remembered how his fathers servants had more than enough to eat while he was suffering in a far country. He then resolved to go back to his father, ask him for forgiveness and request to be treated as one of the servants. When he arrived, he was warmly received, clothed well and a fat calf slaughtered for celebration. When the elder son arrived home, he was not happy of his fathers gesture and the return of his younger brother but his father assured him that all the riches were his and that they were celebrating the return of the son who was lost and was thought to be dead.

The Parable of the Sower and the Seeds.

A sower went out to sow his seeds, some fell along the path and were trodden upon and the birds ate them up. Some fell on the rock and as they grew, they withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns and were chocked up as they grew. Some fell onto the fertile soils and yielded hundredfold. The parable meant that the word has been given to everyone to know the secrets of kingdom of God. The seeds that fell along the path represent people who hear the word but the devils takes it from their hearts, the ones that fell on a rock represent people who receive the word with joy but have no roots hence believe shortly but fall when temptations come. Those that fell among thorns are the people that receive the word but it is chocked by the riches and pleasures of the world. Finally, the seeds that fell on good grounds represent those people that receive the word of God, keep it and bear fruits of the Holy Spirit and become a blessing to the world

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