The ingratitude of tropical fish

Philip Yancey is right when he says that keeping tropical fish requires a lot of effort. ‘You have to feed them three times a day, change the water filters, monitor the water temperature and regularly test the nitrate levels. You’d think the fish would be grateful. But every time your shadow appears above the tank they dive for cover, because they see you as a threat. No matter how hard you try, you can’t convince them of your true intentions. You’re just too big for them. To change their perception and communicate your true intentions would mean getting into the tank, not just caring for their world but actually being in it as one of them.’
That’s precisely what God did for us when he sent his son, Jesus, into our world. We look at Jesus and his life and teaching, and we realize that God is Love, and what he wants is for us to be the same.

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