The Healing Power of Stories

Janis Hunt Johnson
7 min readFeb 26
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How speaking in parables works.

After Jesus told the Parable of the Sower, his disciples asked him why he was always answering a question with a story. Jesus replied:

“You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight — it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights…

Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Writer/Editor since 1983. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.