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The Power of Metaphors to Open Doors

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 25, 2013

. Symbols are still the most effective way to reach man’s inner spirit because the spirit is intuitive.

Metaphors, or word pictures, are the language of God in the Old Testament, the language of Jesus in the Gospels and the Holy Spirit in the Epistles because images bypass the sceptical reasoning of our human minds and pierce our hearts.

The danger of complicated, wordy theological explanations is illustrated humourously in a short, religious joke. I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual one told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest... (more)

Tags: symbol, parable, metaphor

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