What is your story?
When strangers meet
today they often ask not, "What do you do?," but "What is your story?" Everybody
has a story. And everybody on the planet believes some larger story in order to
make sense of the smaller story of their life. We want our lives to fit within a
larger plot-complete with a sense of history, conflict resolution, forward movement,
So, the better question to ask is, "What sort of story
are you in?"
Most people believe false stories that leave
them disillusioned, enslaved, and hopeless. Secular stories of chasing success and
religious stories of doing good works can both leave us feeling exhausted and empty.
Only Christianity, only the old and ongoing story of the Bible, offers a story that's
big enough to make sense of both the beauty and brokenness in our lives and in our
world. At the center of this story is a God who disturbs our life in order to set