Why would God approve of animal sacrifice? If He’s so compassionate as to notice even the smallest sparrow fall, why does He sanction the wholesale slaughter of innocent cows, sheep, and goats?
Jesus’ parables are more than just nice stories. Everyone should engage with and learn from them, as they are just as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. They even speak to the struggles of modern times, especially to the divides we face today.
During these troublous times, we should take a long hard look at what it means to engage in justice. Christians like to emphasize that Jesus stated startling truths that shook His day. They champion their corner of truth without making clear what Jesus really stands for.