I’ve been listening to the “Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother” mp3 bible study which someone posted here and all I got to say is that the mp3 are very helpful, a lot of commentary on each verse of the gospels.
I was listening to Matthew Chapter 13 and the Sisters explain how Peter’s home (where Jesus lives) represent the church. Jesus goes out of “the house” (St. Peter’s house) to preach to the people. Jesus then goes into the house and explains the parables to his disciples, meaning that inside the home (or the church) you can get the correct interpretation of Jesus words.
From the New American Bible: The Parable of the Sower.
1* On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.a 2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. 3* And he spoke to them at length in parables.
36Then, dismissing the crowds,* he went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”