Our Lord seems almost oblivious to the looming problem of feeding a large crowd in such a remote place.
The parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl show us the inestimable value of the
kingdom of heaven.
In righteous zeal, Jesus’ followers have been tempted to destroy the enemies of God’s
Church. In this parable, Jesus demonstrates why his church must never use the sword. First of all, we may destroy believers together with unbelievers. Secondly, final judgment of the wicked belongs to God and his angels on the Last Day.
God plants his Word in our hearts; his Word alone can produce saving faith and bring forth the fruits of faith.
The Savior calls to himself those who are weary and burdened by their sin. Jesus is the rest their souls crave.