Missing the obvious

There’s a story about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a camping trip. In the early hours of the morning, Homes wakes Watson and asks him what he can see.
Watson says: ‘I see millions of stars.’ Holmes then asks: ‘And, what does that tell you?’ Watson replies: ‘Astronomically, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and we are insignificant. Horologically, it tells me that it’s about three in the morning. What does it tell you.’ Holmes replies: ‘It tells me someone stole our tent.’
The message is that intellectual speculation can easily cause us to miss the obvious. Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said it takes a child-like simplicity to really understand what the Kingdom of God is.

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