Why are stories so important?Stories let us share information in a way that creates an emotional connection. They help us to understand that information and each other, and it makes the information memorable. Because stories create an emotional connection, we can gain a deeper understanding of other people's experiences.
Jesus used stories as a way of teaching people spiritual life lessons. They where rooted in every day events and experiences that the people of the time could relate to. Jesus used stories as a way of informing people about the nature of God.