Continuing yesterday’s entry is the necessity of entering the story and becoming the story as we read scripture and other biblical based narratives. It is no longer enough to read Peter’s confession in Matthew 16, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” but now we must make this our story as well. We must confess what Peter confessed. We need to become part of every incident as we read the scripture accounts such as “The Good Samaritan” story. We become the Levite, the priest, and the man in the ditch, the man who rescues, the Innkeeper and even the donkey, the guests in the Inn. As we put ourselves into every aspect of the story we become the story. Without becoming the story…the Bible is just historical stories about someone else.
(From: Words for 2012 Ben Fike)
“You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables.” Jesus