I thought this was incredibly insightful too from Coop.
According to Kierkegaard, the gospel is always overheard if it is heard at all. A didactic message seldom gets through. Generally, we put up our defenses against direct accusations or directives, and try to ward off truth that is blatantly directed at us. But, says Kierkegaard, when we hear a story about someone else, and realize that the person’s story is also about us, we can, in an unthreatened manner, apply the truth that we overhear in the story to our own life situations. -- Tony Campolo