Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Story About Why Jesus Told Stories

Jesus told a lot of stories. In fact, he told so many that Jesus' disciples in Matthew 13 asked him why. Read Jesus' answer in Matthew 13:10-17 and then check out this little story below. It's a good explanation of how truth and facts are enriched by stories and parables.

Truth, naked and cold, had been turned away from every door in the village. Her nakedness frightened the people. When parable found her she was huddled in a corner, shivering and hungry. Taking pity on her, Parable gathered her up and took her home. There, she dressed Truth in story, warmed her and sent her out again. Clothed in story, Truth knocked again at the villagers' doors and was readily welcomed into people's houses. They invited her to eat at their table and warm herself by their fire.

Jewish Teaching Story
Taken from The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

No comments: