Jesus, the profoundly gifted storyteller. He rarely told stories about God directly. He often taught through parables. I appreciate that aspect of his nature. He knew how to capture the imagination. He used creative ways to challenge, and even provoke, his listeners.
I believe that the Spirit of God still speaks through parables today. And as a first century of the 3rd millennium, non-parable reading people, it may take some imagination, and it may take some work, but that’s what makes parables so beautiful. We are invited into the story to take a lead part, if we so choose. And in God’s wisdom, he leaves the moral of the story to each to determine for him or herself.
Do you have a story that challenged your way of thinking about something? My writing often reflects those stories. My story becomes His story, and I am transformed by the power of story.