Commentary on the Gospel of
The best way to see to the heart of Jesus’ parables is to try to write one of your own. What is the Kingdom of God lie? It is like a game of chess. A man begins to play it who is accustomed to the game of draughts, where the winner is the one who succeeds in removing most of the opponent’s pieces from the board. In chess, he discovers with a shock that he has lost the game though he still retains most of his pieces. If he has lost his king he has lost the game, no matter how many pawns or rooks or knights still stand proudly before him.