“But I talk about my life anyway because if, on the one hand, hardly anything could be less important, on the other hand, hardly anything could be more important. 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. (Emphasis added)
“Maybe nothing is more important than that 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 makes himself known to each of us most powerfully and personally.”
— Frederick Buechner, an American writer and theologian,
in Telling Secrets: A Memoir, page 30
Obviously I was struck by Buechner’s admission that his story, if told “anything like right” will be recognizable to others as their story.