Of all the books I read last year, for some reason, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince left a long-lasting impression upon me, despite it not being a 5-star book for me. And that’s the beauty of books.
In Le Petit Prince, a very good piece of advice is shared with the prince by an unlikely creature: the fox.
Here’s what the story fox actually said:
Long after the book was closed, these words remained with me and the lesson: seeing is a matter of the heart. The quote can be interpreted 99 ways to Sunday, but for me, it’s a reminder that things can be seen and understood if we approach it with feeling. The flowers saw only their outward beauty, so they lost out on what could’ve been a beautiful experience for them. If we keep focusing on someone’s outward appearance, we’ll never get to fully experience what could be a lovely friendship with that person.
There is a reason why God searches our hearts (Jeremiah 12:3, 17:10; 1 Kings 8:39).
The most valuable things such as love, faith, hope, and friendship cannot be seen with the naked eye, yet, we know they exist for we can feel and value them.
On a lighter note, I won’t be doing a lot of book reviews/rants this year. I don’t have the time or energy for it. I’m currently reading 15 books… don’t ask why, but I’m enjoying reading at a leisure pace.
As you look forward to the rest of the week, reflect on the fox’s words.
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VERSE OF THE MONTH (April 2021):
And it shall come to pass in the
day of the Lord's sacrifice,
that I will punish the princes,
and the king's children,
and all such as are
clothed with strange apparel.
Zephaniah 1:8 👚