Despite how we may feel at times, we all have extraordinary stories to tell. Our lives are all uniquely different, and our stories are not something that we should shy away from. Jesus told stories in order to convey important truths in a way that people would understand. We can all relate to stories. The religious leaders of the time only wanted people to follow the rules, but Jesus knew that following these so called “rules” would only keep people away from the kingdom of heaven. Jesus wants us to live our lives together, unbound by rules, sharing in each other’s stories.