He went to the Dimona for the racing, and as the crowds gathered, he told them this parable. The drag racer drivers line up for the start. For some, the Christmas Tree lights up the Red Cherry and they are disqualified before the race even begins; others start well, but don’t have enough fuel and their engines stop and they never reach the finish line; other drivers begin well, but someone forgot to tighten the wheel nuts properly and their wheels come off leaving them stranded in the middle of the track; but the drivers who are ready, fuelled up and with a reliable mechanic in the pits, they power down the quarter mile finishing at 100, 200 or 300 miles per hour.

Then he said “Whoever has a car to race, let them race.”


When his followers came and asked him what this parable meant, he said, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’ ” Mark 4:11-12, quoting Isaiah 6:9-10.




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