Today's Gospel reading is from Matthew 13. This is often referred to as the parable chapter. In today's reading there are three different parables.
A parable is simply a story - a story with a deeper, sometimes hidden, meaning. Today's reading tells why Jesus spoke in parables. "...to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world."
I like to think our lives are a parable. What I mean by that is that we all have a story. And that story is powerful. That's why it must be shared. Others can benefit from you sharing the story of your life, of your faith. So don't be shy! Share the parable of your life with someone. They will be blessed.
Father, give us the grace and the courage to share the story of your work in our lives, that others may be blessed. Amen.