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Ordinary Time 2

Exploring the text

We noted in the last chapter that chapters 7—18 of Luke’s Gospel, from which are drawn the passages read during Ordinary Time, contain the vast majority of Luke’s parables. Luke is well known for many things but perhaps the most important are his stories. Mark’s Gospel contains the fewest parables (only six); Matthew’s Gospel has the next in terms of numbers (17). But Luke’s Gospel not only contains the most parables (19 in all) but the best known. The good Samaritan, the prodigal son and the rich man and Lazarus, to name but a few, are all very well-known parables that appear only in Luke’s Gospel...

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