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Time There Ourselves

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Many folks, if not most, have heard of Aesop’s Fables. These include such stories as “The Lion and the Mouse,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.” Such tales illustrate both the faults and the virtues of humanity. Though Aesop lived during the Sixth Century B.C., his method of teaching was in use long before his time, and long after. Parabolic messages were used by the prophets of the Mosaic age, and the Savior Himself brought their use to its perfected pinnacle, with more than fifty of the Parables of Christ recorded in the four Gospels. Most unlike the tales of Aesop, who was but a philosopher, the Parables of Christ illustrated Spiritual truth with references to things that either did or could actually occur. It is no wonder that the Savior is referred to as the Master Teacher, for even those of the least intellectual potential could comprehend the highest of eternal truths by sitting at the Master’s feet and hearing the gracious words which flowed from Him. If we have not similarly benefited, it is because we have not spent enough time there ourselves.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater