1. You name your five favorite parables
2. You tag one blogger per parable.
Prodigal Son - like everyone else! It's the first one that comes to mind when you say the word parable!
Pharisee and Publican - I'm sooooo the Pharisee. I struggle with self righteousness a lot!
Good Samaritan - another one that instantly comes to mind when thinking of parables.
Friend At Night - this one didn't instantly come to mind but it has such a great message of persistence in prayer. I love the verses that come out of this parable:
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
Persistent Widow - again, great lesson on being persistent in prayer. I usually give up way too easily.
The Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus - classic good vs evil. The bad guy gets it in the end. Oh yeah, also a great reminder to us (who are all the bad guy at one point or another) to always make ourselves ready for Heaven!
I tag (this is always the hardest part!)...
Melissa from A Third Way
Rachel from Chasing Butterflies
Abigail from Abigail's Alcove
Andrea from Andrea's Blog
Laura from ...and if not...
FYI...Wikipedia has a great listing of all the parables!