Certain stories might well be styled “echoing” because they reverberate with the inner story a person tells about herself.
A saving solidarity: when someone is suffering, not only sympathizing but carrying them through…doing something to lift the burden.
All of us possess something like this, a hidden spot where we can feel the deep push and pull of God’s Spirit. We might even call it that inner compass.
Now a citizen of two worlds, each one operating from different instincts and expectations, he was pulled.
To convey the irresistibility of his Father’s Kingdom, Jesus images the hidden seed sprouting under the ground.