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By Roseann Zimmerman

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs


The newest storybook in my house is for children. The metaphoric story was written by Jeremiah Pent of Tennessee last year. In it, an orphan boy looks for a place to call home. On his journey, he meets various people who each give him a metaphor for a good life.

Metaphoric stories are not new, in fact, they were one of Jesus’ ways to tell stories. An example, is the sower and the seeds he scatters. That helps us understand about preachers and the sermons they preach about God’s word to us, the listeners.

In this story, the orphan boy met an idle man playing cards. He said, “Life is a...

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