Why Tell a Story?
When I was working on this book, I came across this passage in The Message translation of the Bible in Matthew chapter 13.
10 The disciples came up and asked, “Why do you tell stories?”
11-15 He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward a welcome awakening.
My hope is that this book nudges people toward a welcome awakening. Let me know what you think.