Larry Patten challenged his readers on July 17, 2008 to find their own parables for the "realm of love" or kingdom of God. I'm working on mine (instead of writing a sermon about some). They aren't quite fleshed out, but well, you get what you get when I'm procrastinating while writing a sermon.
The kingdom of God is like a mother nursing her child. The more life-giving milk the child receives, the more milk will be available for life in the future.
The kingdom of God is like a raging 3 year old who clings in love and desperation to the very one who has made her so angry.