Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Telling Stories

The disciples came up and asked, "Why do you tell stories?"

"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 receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they're blue in the face and not get it.

I don't want Isaiah's forecast repeated all over again: Your ears are open but you don't hear a thing. Your eyes are awake but you don't see a thing."----Jesus


Kc said...

Interesting paraphrase, or would you call it a translation? ;-)

pecheur said...

I would call the Message for sure a paraphrase and sometimes not even a good one.

What it does is make for a fresh reading of the Scriptures

drlobojo said...

A good story is always well remembered.

pecheur said...

Dr. Lobo,

A man after my own heart. I knew you were wise beyond your years, but this comment just proves it.

I am growing fond of stories more and more. May I grow up and be a great storyteller!