Jesus often spoke in parables; a parable is a short story that uses familiar images to help receptive men to ponder a cryptic deeper truth. Jesus uses parables to draw the humble to ponder and hunger for God, to conceal His teachings from the prideful, and to pronounce judgment on those who reject Him. Studying and meditating upon the Parables of Jesus can draw a man closer to God and help him grow in holiness.

In the chart below, each of the parables of Jesus Christ recorded in the Gospels are noted in column (1). In the other columns, the Daily Devotion articles from the Liturgy which include each parable from the Gospels of Matthew (2), Mark (3), and Luke (4) and their page location are noted. 

The Parables of Jesus Christ

Parable (1)

Matthew (2)

Mark (3)

Luke (4)

The Builders
Mt 7:21, 24-27 
 
Lk 6:43-49
The Two Debtors
  
Lk 7:36-50
The Sower
Mt 13:1-23
Mk 4:1-20
Lk 8:4-15
The Dragnet
Mt 13:47-53
  
The Growing Seed
 
Mk 4:26-34
 
The Wheat and the Weeds
Mt 13:24-30
 
Lk 13:18-21
The Lamp
 
Mk 4:21-25
Lk 8:16-18
The Mustard Seed
The Seed’s Mysterious Growth
The Leaven
Mt 13:31-35
Mk 4:26-34
Mk 4:26-34
Lk 13:18-21
Lk 13:18-21
The Hidden Treasure
The Valuable Pearl
The Dragnet
Mt 13:44-52
Mt 13:44-52
Mt 13:44-52
  
The Lost Sheep
Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
 
Lk 15:3-7
Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Mt 18:21-19:1
  
Parable of the Good Samaritan
  
Lk 10:25-37
Parable of the Lowest Seat 
  
Lk 14:1, 7-14
Parable of the Great Banquet
  
Lk 14:15-24
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Parable of the Lost Coin
  
Lk 15:1-10
Lk 15:1-10
Parable of the Prodigal Son
  
Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
A Friend at Midnight
  
Lk 11:5-13
The Rich Fool
  
Lk 12:13-21
The Barren Fig Tree
  
Lk 13:1-9
The Unrighteous Steward
  
Lk 16:1-8
Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
  
Lk 16:19-31
Parable of the Unrighteous Judge
  
Lk 18:1-8
Parable of Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  
Lk 18:9-14
The Laborers in the Vineyard
Mt 20:1-16
  
The Two Sons
Mt 21:28-32
  
The Wicked Tenants
Mt 21:33-43
Mk 12:1-12
Lk 20:9-19 
The Wedding Feast
Mt 22:1-14
  
The Faithful and Unfaithful Servant
Mt 24:42-51
Mk 13:33-37 
Lk 21:34-36
The Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids
Mt 25:1-13
  
The Talents/Pounds
Mt 25:14-30
 
Lk 19:11-28
The Sheep and the Goats
Mt 25:31-46