Life is not a list of propositions, it is a series of dramatic scenes. As Eugene Peterson said, "We live in narrative, we live in story. Existence has a story shape to it. We have a beginning and end, we have a plot, we have characters." Story is the language of the heart. Our souls speak not in the naked facts of mathematics or the abstract propostions of systematic theology; they speak the images and emotions of story.
And Daniel Taylor, in his book, The Healing Power of Stories, says "You are your stories. You are the product of all the stories you have heard and lived... They shape how you see yourself, the world, and your place in it."
Here are my questions:
If your life could become a great story, if you could live in one of your favorite movies, which would you choose? Why?
How close to your present life does that movie feel? Do you think you'll ever get there? Is there another movie your life does feel like right now?
Imagine your life really was a movie...
Who are the characters? What role are you playing? How do you see your part? What Hollywood actor or actress would you cast to play your part?
What is the plot of your life's movie? What is it about? Is it a tragedy, a comedy, an adventure, a sports movie, a mystery, etc.?
I look forward to hearing your answers!