I don’t know many of you have been involved in a well reasoned debate and it has gotten incredibly heated. I love arguing, its in veins and at the very heart of who I am. The only problem is I also can’t be wrong, both of these together cause me untold issues. I find myself, when debating, arguing too the point that I forget to listen to the other person. Or even accept that this person has different life experience than I and brings a whole different outlook on life that is no less or more valid than mine.
I have been reflecting been reflecting much on stories and the power they yield. If we look at a number occasions where Jesus rather than explaining His point with a solid water tight case, like a lawyer, instead choose to tell a riddle that to some was so complex they got lost. To others it light up their imagination and allowed to gain some astounding truths about the God that loved them.
“Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.” Robert McKee. We See here in this quote by McKee that stories are key that unlocks the world to many. Many of the greatest thinkers of our days are also the greatest story tellers.