Tuesday, March 31, 2020
#blogExodus 6: Retell
I keep lists of the stories I tell. And yes, I tell them over and over. I try to vary them, to keep them fresh, and to tell them in different sequence. And I love when I can find a new story to add to my general repertoire. But overall? I tell the same stories again and again.
And we all love it.
Think about the child who watches the same movie over and over. Or reads the same book again and again. It's joyous, it's immersive, it's comforting.
One might even say that we NEED those retellings. How else does a story become a part of the very fiber of our being if we don't tell it over and over again?
So it is with the Exodus.
we tell the same story.
We never get tired of sharing our journey from slavery to freedom. It never gets old.
We work the story over, like a ball of putty, making new shapes from the same material, and yet always returning back to its original form.
It is in the re-telling, the tell-me-again, the turn-it-and-turn-it, that we find our deepest meaning.
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