Parable of the pebble, the waterfall, and the moon

There once was a pebble, a waterfall, and a moon. One day, the pebble said, “I will only believe that God exists if God looks like me!”

“So be it,” God said and turned into a pebble. Then the pebble rejoiced at finding God and told its friends that it knew the shape and dimension of God: God had the exact likeness of a pebble, it exclaimed, and it grew very smug.

One day, the waterfall said, “I will only believe that God exists if God looks like me!”

“So be it,” God said and turned into a waterfall. Then the waterfall rejoiced at finding God and told its friends that it knew the shape and dimension of God: God had the exact likeness of a waterfall, it exclaimed, and it grew very smug.

Then one day, the moon said, “I will believe that God exists if God looks like me!”

“So be it,” God said and turned into a moon.

But the moon, being up high, had seen God turn into a pebble and a waterfall. So one day it said to God, who was also in the shape of the moon, “I know you can take any form you wish. You can be a pebble, but you are not a pebble. You can be a waterfall, but you are not a waterfall. You can be a moon, but you are not a moon.”

“Yes, I love you, so I have come to you as you have asked,” says the Lord.

“You know who I am and you take my form. But I do not know who you are,” the moon said. “You have indeed come to me. And because I love you, please bring me to you.”

And so God brought the moon into Godself.

© Meisaan Chan

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