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Power of a Story

Sometimes telling a story has as much effect on the teller as it does the listeners.

Martin Buber, the Jewish philosopher, recalls: “My grandfather was lame. Once they asked him to tell a story about his teacher, and he related how his master used to hop and dance while he prayed. My grandfather rose as he spoke and was so swept away by his story that he himself began to hop and dance to show how the master had done. From that our he was cured of his lameness.”

When we tell the story of our Master, we too experience His power.

Timothy K. Jones

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