The power of story

People’s story is powerful. When you hear someone’s story of their life, their work, their family, their spiritual journey you are drawn in. There is something beautiful about being willing to share your tough stuff, your joys, your foibles. Instead of being repelled, done appropriately, people cheer you on, they are attracted.

Its interesting too that I don’t get that much reaction when I teach. People can sit there pleasantly and listen when we teach. Share your story and folks are moved, they smile, they begin well up with tears. It is a reminder that a big part of doing community together isn’t just the time in the Bible, its how we share our lives together.

What’s worked well in your group to get folks sharing their story?

DA

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: