March 18, 2012
Jesus had a profound way of using simple stories to lead people to profound spiritual insights and action steps. And some of the most intellectual disciples of Jesus – i.e., C.S. Lewis – have used “children’s stories” – i.e., The Chronicles of Narnia – to encourage people of all ages to demonstrate childlike faith.
Here’s the thing: Many spiritual sages who understand the human heart would argue that there is no such thing as a “children’s story.” All stories are for people of every age and, as we mature, we find deeper truths within those plots that lead us on to advanced, grown-up applications.
So for four weeks we will hear/rehear the zany stories of the late Dr. Seuss’ – whose birthday is March 2. This is gonna be really creative and a lot of fun! The Doc is just another example of how all stories point to a Grand Story that is good news (or, “gospel”) for humankind.