"A parable is a well shaped, small story that is not about itself." (John Nolland)
Am mid lecture: about Biblical interpretation.
I'm struck that I would like my life to be a parable by that definition: a well shaped small story that is not about itself. "There was a woman... ". much food for thought about how that story continues to shape. John has been making the point that Jesus' parables are really nuanced: they should never be dulled by overfamiliarity; they should be slightly mysterious.. I could go on, and go off on one! But maybe I should stop!