Speaker: Josue Perea Parables are powerful vehicles through which Jesus continues to communicate the presence of God's Kingdom on earth. The Parables always point outside of themselves to a greater reality and allow us to use them as a lens through which we can see what needs to be corrected with our understanding of the Kingdom of God. The Parables point out to us what theologian John Dominic Crossan highlighted that the parables change our thinking on God's kingdom by saying that 1. God's kingdom is present, 2. God's Kingdom is non-violent, 3. God's kingdom is collaborative.