We are hardwired to tell stories. Jesus used parables to engage. Parents tell stories to children. Storytelling imparts wisdom to audience, in bite-sized portions. Stories help us make sense of a complex reality.
The sisters in the community, as well as those whom I meet or see on the streets are not objects of men’s desire, but they too are God’s creation, made in the Almighty’s image and likeness. As a brother, I am invited to honor the dignity and the person as a sister.