Here is a short encouragement that I shared with a seminary class recently.
Be brave. Be bold. Be daring. … it probably won’t work anyway.
The systems is so powerful and so dominating that it can absorb, adapt to, and even appropriate any protest or critique.
Parables, by the way, are not earthly stories with heavenly meanings.
Parables are earthy stories with heavy meaning.
Parables come in underneath your radar when your defenses are down … and then ask you to subvert, undermine, and interrogate the presumptions that you came in with from the as-is structures of the powers that be.