saying-97; the empty jar.

 

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saying- 97; the empty jar.

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus says,

The Kingdom of the [Father] is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal.

While she was walking [on] a road, still some distance from home,

the handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her on the road.

She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident.

When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty.

 

 

 

Comments:

 

Again a kingdom metaphor and again it is a woman as acting person, one who was not

paying attention to her valuable possession while on her way, perhaps with all her attention

directed at getting home before dark - Quispel translates that she was still far away from

her house (Quispel, 2004). She lost all her meal and probably had to go to sleep

that night hungry, full of repentance over her negligence.

 

Meal is for making bread, and bread is often taken as a symbol of life.

So, while traveling through time and space the woman did not guard the essence of her life

and lost it while traveling in the supposition she would soon safely reach

her final destination.

 

This parable makes me think of something Jesus said somewhere else:

if you think you have life,

see to it that you don't lose it!

 

We should realize what makes our life a life divine,

and take action to accomplish it,

before too late remorse knocks at the door.