Sticks Out

Without looking, which stories in the gospels stick out to you as they have influenced your life the most? It is an interestingly telling question and approach to the gospels. The book I am reading asked the reader to think about it. I like the question because it reveals a few things. Of course it tells of your largest influences, but I think further, it also tells of which stories you remember well enough you could retell the story with adequacy and passion due to it's influence on you.

It is also telling of your strongest image of Jesus, and thus, of God. It may not be the only image, but it is likely your most prominant and relational image of God.

Without looking, the prodigal son pops out immediately. Then comes Mary and Martha, the adulterous woman, and then the cross.

A few questions: What might these stories reveal about my prominant image of God?

Why does the cross NOT come first? Shouldn't it?

Without looking, which gospel stories stick out to you as the most influential on you?


Currently Reading: "Praying with Francis of Assisi" by Stoutzenberger

PC Walker

Speaker.Author.Poet, whatever comes through the cracks is all grace.