Have another look at the passage in The Little Prince by Antoine de
Saint-Exupery where the fox describes how the little prince should learn to tame
him - he must be very patient, sit a little way off and look at him out of the
corner of his eye and say nothing, for words cause misunderstandings. And every
day he will sit a little closer and they will become friends.*
The scenario is this: one of the characters above represents God, the other, us. Which one is which, to your mind, and why? I know the authors answer, and I know what I thought before I finished reading the passage, and now I'm curious to see what others think.
*For the record, this is (part of) a quote from Meditations: A Spiritual Journey Through the Parables by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, as quoted in Bread & Water, Wine & Oil.