THE TELLING OF STORIES is woven into the fabric of our lives. When we speak about the deepest hurts and joys of ourselves and our families, we break into story. The stories we heard growing up—from the Bible, from the Brothers Grimm, from our parents or neighbors or friends—shape our images of who we are in the world and of the communities of which we are a part.
—Michael E. Williams, in The Wondrous Mystery: An Advent Reader (Upper Room Books, 2019)
What stories have helped to form your identity? What stories form the identity of your community? Share your thoughts.
“I … go around your altar, O LORD, singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds.”
—Psalm 26:6-7 (NRSV)
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