Sunday, February 27, 2011
Parables and Classical Music
So I did what I always do when I don't understand something. I asked my dad.
"Dad, why don't most people like classical music?"
His reply? "Well, it's not something you can hum along to. Lots of times there's not even a clear melody. It's a lot harder to understand classical music than it is to understand music with lyrics."
It's harder to understand. Classical music drives away the people who don't care enough to try and understand the music.
That's a lot like parables. Mark 4:11-12 says:
He told them, "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!"
Jesus spoke in a way that was confusing to those who didn't take the time to understand. They didn't care enough about what He was saying to try and decipher the beauty of His message. They heard but never understood.
Just like classical music.