Then he sees the moon. Angered that something is above him, he summons more turtles to make his throne higher.
This is where I paused the story and my class began to talk. What was the problem? What could happen? How do you think the problem will be resolved?
Amid the conversation, a voice piped up. "When he tries to be higher than heaven he won't be able to go any farther, because he will run into Jesus!"
"Oh yes," I said. "He would definitely have to stop when he ran into Jesus." There you have it--the solution Dr. Seuss never discovered, neatly summarized by a 6 year old orphan sitting criss-cross on my alphabet carpet. Pathetically literal, pure genius.
Let me file that one for next time I see the moon. Big men, little people, all are the same… we take as much power as we're given; we try to get more; we all stop when we run into Jesus.