Preacher looks down on the audience,it’s filled with familiar faces,he knows their secrets,has heard them in private, has to be sensitive, doesn’t want to alarm anyone,or feel that they have been betrayed. He has to chose words wisely. He clears his throat. There are anti social issues that have to be spoken of. As for the signs from above, even he finds them heavy,even if privately, he is delighted, the long term wait is over. But there is a job to do. In a moment of inspiration he finds the source, laughs out loud. The gathering chuckles. Suddenly the penny drops; Jesus used parables so that the teachings would last for all time, amen.
There are poor,rich, ugly, and horrible people down in the pews. My charges he tells himself. He has to lead them to the light. If he says anything out of kilter or unusual,he’ll be reported, he has to be sensitive, he knows they are sinners, and wants to encourage. He laughs a second time, the audience chuckles again, this time he explains. Jesus is the greatest teacher there has ever been he says, I was stuck on the subject matter of today, and was wondering where to start he says, I thought of Jesus, and immediately came up with the answer,amen.