What if faith is a story? A true story not a myth, of God’s unending love for humanity and our restless wandering away from that love. A story of the brokenness that the wandering bring. A mystical story of God’s supernatural natural power and beyond human love that can transform even the most broken situations.
How would that change the way we view and use Bible? The way we share faith with others? The way we live?
Would the Bible be more than a book of facts and legal rules of how to get into heaven? Would sharing faith be more about helping others to find themselves in the great story? Would people of all cultures and nations find the connections of their stories with the great story? Would living for God mean following Jesus pattern of lving deeply into the story, until the biblical story becomes the story we live? Would faith be tied to prosperity or would the poor see themselves in this story of faith?
Justin @ Radical Congruency has a podcast where he reads a quote from NT Wright about the power of story. (yes I am using a qoute from NT Wright)
"Tell someone to do something and you change their life for a day. Tell someone a story and you change their life."
What is faith was a story that we lived inspite of ourselves, because of ourselves? I might change our lives.