Today I finally understood what the middle part of Le Petit Prince was truly about. The story describes the prince visiting different planets with each having one inhabitant absorbed in their own way of thinking or activity. Today I got out of a long class feeling defeated by my own vices and failures. For the last hour of that class, my whole world was literally focused on finishing up the assignment and doing well in that class. I was reminded of how the little prince went to visit a planet where there was one single accountant mulling over numbers without end or goal in the whole entire planet. The story beautifully illustrates how when we make something mean the world to us, it can literally become the ONLY world we know to exist, like that of the laboring accountant.
Praise God that our world is more than just doing well in this or looking nice wearing that. God fills our lives with meaning beyond what we worry about in the physical world. God’s love for us helps us see how He’s made us to be more than just slaves of this world. In Christ, we are children of God, belonging to the kingdom of heaven.