Ignatius, Jesus, and Aesop by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. and Fr. Gregory Carlson, S.J.
Gillick, Fr. Larry S.J.
Carlson, Fr. Gregory S.J.
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IGNATIUS, JESUS, AND AESOP This first presentation offers a brief explanation of the Fables and then there is a discussion on two separate fables and a parable from Luke 18, beginning at verse nine. The subject from these two forms of literature concerns pride/shame and greed/envy. A fable invites the listener to become more aware of himself/herself. The parables are meant to move the reader from awareness to attitude. The Spiritual Exercises move through these two important steps to actions and self-donation in service of Christ’s Kingdom. AESOP AND THE PARABLES OF JESUS – Part IThis presentation offers a reflection upon two fables and the parable of the Prodigal Son and his compassionate father. There are several ways to look at what exactly Jesus and or Luke were offering in this famous parable. There is more than one way to hear a fable and see the human and divine within the literary experience. We intend that these offerings create some self-pondering. AESOP AND THE PARABLES OF JESUS - Part II In this second part of the presentation on the parable of the Prodigal Son, we share various views of the “Elder Son” from the fifteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel and offer three fables which speak to the same issues. Jealousy, comparison, self-righteousness, It would be helpful to listen to the first presentation where the younger son and his father are the subjects and several fables are highlighted as well. and always the relationship the compassionate God has for us, are the major spiritual topics of the offering.