Four Siblings At Breakfast
How shall I describe the kingdom of God?
To what shall I liken it?
It is like 4 siblings gathering for breakfast in their parents’ farmhouse before the day’s chores begin. The parents offer a hearty meal for their children, but they each respond differently.
The smartest sibling takes his meal and examines each food under a magnifying glass. He wonders at all the different ingredients, how they blend together to make such a marvelous meal. So driven by intellect, he looks so closely at his food that he never gets around to eating his meal.
The busiest sibling grabs a biscuit off her plate while running through the kitchen. So driven by duty and clamoring demands, she never eats her meal.
The most passionate, spiritual sibling leans over his plate and inhales each aroma. He lingers over the coffee, the meat, the biscuits, the eggs, everything. So thrilled by each experience, he gets lost in savoring each aroma until the plate is too cold to eat.
The hungriest sibling sits down, thanks her parents for the meal, and eats her fill. So satisfied is she by the meal that she accomplishes all her chores with ease, and everything she does prospers.