Shepherd's Cross Christian Helps Ministry
(1 Corinthians 12:28)

Following in the footsteps of the Acts of the Apostles, written by St. Luke, Shepherd's Cross Christian Helps Ministry exists by the grace of God to further the first century Apostolic tradition serving in the Great Commission.

(St. Matthew 28:16-20)

True Modern Day Parables: An Introduction


In response for my personal devotion with the Lord I earlier chose to set aside time for reading and writing a reflective response to Patricia S. Klein’s edited work, Virtue and Vice, a Dictionary of The Good Life by C.S. Lewis. I would like to share my results with you.

By taking sources from many of Lewis’s classic literary works, Klein has brought about, by a course of action, an alphabetical dictionary on the subject of virtue and vice. An index of Lewis’s quoted sources is found in the Harper San Francisco published reference book on page ninety-five.

Having accomplished writing on essays titled Character, Doubt / Skepticism / Unbelief, Duty, Impulses, Interruptions, Money and Patience, which may be found in Fellowship In Focus I now have turned to writing true life experiences as parables adding scripture from the Holy Bible as a moral anchor.

A few years ago I was taking a freelance writing class at the local community college. As the weeks continued, having seen some of my written work, the professor suggested I may be good at writing short stories. Drawing from years of experiences arriving from working in an apartment complex, I wrote several short stories from memory coming from personal incidents.

These true modern day parables are for all of us to use for in Christian prayerful meditation and reflection. They are for all of us to ponder, as we continue to preserve on each of our journey faith paths, strengthened through the Blessed Trinity’s grace until we are called to our home which our Savior and Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus is preparing for each one of us.

As you read these many essay titles, you will undoubtedly be interested in some and less interested in others. I tell my students, “If you are stuck on a test question go to the next. You may always return to the skipped over questions.”

I share with you the reader this same free advice. You will find at the end of each topic a set of home practice, as I like to refer to homework. Upon completion, you may share with me via of email, shepherds_cross_helps_ministry@yahoo.com

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Philippians 3:13-14

Okay, on with the adventure!

In Jesus name,

Brother Richard, MS Ed
Brother Richard, MS Ed

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