“Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.” (Mark 4:3)
Contextualizing the message, speaking the postmodern argot, meeting people where they’re at. Jesus used his imagination and his creativity in preaching the Kingdom. He spoke in short narratives, using homely illustrations that even the simplest farmer could understand, so his message would come through loud and clear.
Well, not quite.
“And he was saying to them, ‘To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God; but those who are outside get everything in parables, in order that while seeing, they may see and not perceive; and while hearing, they may hear and not understand; lest they return again and be forgiven.’” (Mark 4:11-12)