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My Journey Begins

October 24, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

How shall I blog about my journey with the Spirit without writing to impress others? How do I share something so personal with the world? Is my journey even important for others to hear?

Well, after taking a class on storytelling and reading some by Frederick Buechner, my tentative answer is yes. Buechner writes in Telling Secrets “I talk about my life anyway because if, on the one hand, hardly anything could be less important, on the other hand, hardly anything could be more important. My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if if tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours. Maybe nothing is more important than we keep track, you and I, of these stories of who we are and where we have come from and the people we have met along the way because it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity, as I have long believed and often said, that God makes himself known to each of us most powerfully and personally. If this is true, it means to lose track of our stories is to be profoundly impoverished not only humanly but also spiritually.”

I took my class on storytelling to become a better storyteller but I think I am learning that in story, I am becoming a better person. I have missed a lot of my own stories along the way as well as the stories of others and I don’t want to do that anymore. We will see where this goes. Thanks for listening!

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