Jesus tells strange parables. Would you really leave everything you have for a shiny hunk of calcium the size of a BB? No. But what if YOU are that shiny BB?

Click here for five minutes (or less) of assorted wisdom from Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., founder of Ignatius Press in San Francisco.

Father Fessio studied with Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Henri De Lubac before returning to California where he began publishing these theologians and others – including Cardinal Pell, Cardinal Sarah, novelist Michael O’Brien.

Church liberal and popular writer Andrew Greeley, S.J. called Fessio “the most powerful man in the American Church.”

So Jesus wants me to give up EVERYTHING?