Have a listen to the Dr. Seuss’ little parable, “Horton Hears a Who.”
“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Jesus in Mark 10:15, NIV
“I say!” murmured Horton. “I’ve never heard tell of a small speck of dust that is able to yell...”
Horton the elephant, Horton Hears a Who
"The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.'
Jesus in Luke 8:10, NIV
“I think you’re a fool!” laughed the sour kangaroo. And the young kangaroo in her pouch said, “Me too!” You’re the biggest blame fool in the Jungle of Nool!”
The unbelieving Kangaroo, Horton Hears a Who
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.”
Jesus in Matthew 13:18, NIV
“They snatched Horton’s clover! They carried it off to a black bottomed eagle named Vlad Vladikoff...”
Horton Hears a Who
“God's kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidentally found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic—what a find!—and proceeds to sell everything he owns to raise money and buy that field. "Or, God's kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it. “
Jesus in Matthew 13:44-46, MSG
“I’ll find it!” cried Horton. I’ll find it or bust!”
Horton the elephant
"What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."
Jesus in Mark 4:30-32, NIV
“A person’s a person no matter how small...”
Horton the elephant