Hello friends. I admit this parable has always baffled me. But I found a lot of food for thought in the quote from Father Thomas:
“God gives us plenty of chances to let go of our vision, and more than that, often takes our vision and shatters it … It is the willingness to allow one’s vision to be shattered … that is necessary and liberating … Giving up one’s vision is not the end of the journey, but the beginning.”
There are many parables or other texts in scripture (or in life, for that matter…) that I don’t understand. I’m learning to set aside old interpretations, old understandings (or lack thereof) and let my old ‘vision’ be shattered in favor of something new.