What do you make of this? Matthew 13:3 (MSG)
Expansive Narrative – Truth and Seeds Series – Part 1
Amongst the many things that the scriptures are, it’s rich with story. It tells thousands of tiny ones, which when strung together tell a much larger, expansive narrative. One that I believe is ongoing, through us. All of us, in one way or another.
We often refer to the Biblical text as “The word of God” or the “Truth.” Which it is, but maybe not in the way we think.
We find in the scriptures that Jesus (and other writers) hardly ever gave truth in dot point form. Of course, there are a few instances, yes. But even those need to be dug into, through and around.
We mostly discover “truth” through stories and parables, pictures and poetry, biographies and examples. The interpretations of which are vibrant and expansive.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life…”
He didn’t say:
“Hey, here’s the truth in ten easy to follow points.”