On Twitter, I started drawing analogies to the global financial system and then realized that it would be easy to adapt many of Jesus’ parables to reflect contemporary economic realities. For instance:
- The global financial system is like a man who found a pearl in a field. He took out a loan, bought the field, sold the pearl, and skipped town.
- The global financial system is like a woman who cleans her whole house looking for her lost coin, then her house gets repossessed.
- The global financial system is like a shepherd who leaves behind 99 sheep to find one lost sheep, so he can sue it.
- The global financial system is like if the Prodigal Son’s father hired him and gave him a payday loan to help him get back on his feet.
Alex suggested I post them here, which has the benefit of preserving them for posterity and also allowing us to ponder other parables that can be adapted at greater length. Let us make such attempts in comments, dear readers!