It has been said that next to hunger and thirst our most basic human need is for storytelling. (Khalil Gibran, 20th century Lebanese-American writer)

Do you remember your parents reading or telling stories to you at bedtime? Maybe they made up those stories. They helped us to learn about life from an early age. Education gurus have been telling us recently that orality may be a more effective teaching device than reading books or doing research. Telling stories is such a simple and effective way to teach. Let’s learn to do it.

Jesus used many. . . stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand (Mark 4:33).