Metaphors

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(This blog post was originally published November 2004)

Some more thoughts on metaphors.

They can act as windows, mirrors, picture.

Window: To see into and experience another world, new thoughts, ideas, paradigms.

Mirror: We find ourselves revealed in them, our location, place, self awareness, revelation, reflection, unmasking.

Picture: a painting, an impression, seeing something with the eyes of someone else, who made the image metahpor.

How much of scripture is image and metaphor. What happens when we apply this to reading the bible, learning, telling our stories?