Manna and Mercy

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6. Truth is Larger Than Fact

Summary: Some spiritual leaders of old would say, “I don’t know if it happened this way but I know it’s true.” Genesis 3, the Adam and Eve story is a parable: it’s true but I don’t know if it happened this way. The movie “Big Fish” is an example. It asks us which story we prefer – one based on fact or one based on truth? Facts can’t hold the miracle of truth. You have to reach for story or metaphor. Facts can’t hold the depths of feeling and love. But if you take metaphor literally, you end up with an absurdity. We don’t ask factual questions about parables. Parable is metaphor that can hold truth that facts are unable to hold.

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