My story is important, not because it is mine, God knows,
but because if I tell it anything like right,
the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours.
Maybe nothing is more important than we keep
track, you and I, of these stories of who we are
and where we have come from
and the people we have met along the way
because it is precisely through these stories
in all their particularity.. .
that God is somehow made known to each of us
most powerfully and personally.
If this is true, it means that to lose track of our stories
is to be profoundly impoverished
not only humanly but spiritually.
By Frederich Beuchner