The Imago Dei of Storytelling

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you teach someone something? Often, we use illustrations or metaphors to prove a point. Take the fables, for instance. These were used to teach a moral, such as a warning against laziness (“The Grasshopper and the Ant”), or the dangers of ease over hard work (“The Three Little Pigs”).
Stories have been used since the beginning of time itself. Moses was the first to use this method when he depicted the beginning of creation with prose: “In the beginning, God created…” We learned of the downfall of Lucifer from heaven through story (Ezekiel 28). We learn of the great heroes of the faith through story. Jesus even taught through parable.

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