From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
All the characters in Christ's parables lived their lives on the edge. Take the who lost a coin and searched the house UNTIL SHE FOUND IT; then called all her friends in to celebrate. Or the man who found a pearl of great price who sold all he had and bought it. Or even the guy who thanked God he was not like the rest of men - his hypocrisy was gagging, but he had the courage you and I don’t have to put info words what most of us are thinking all the time anyway.