Theology of Fish
There was a fish
who lived in the sea.
S/he never thought of the sea
or dreamed of the sea;
it never occurred to herm.
S/he never wondered if the sea loved herm,
or where the sea ended (or began).
The sea, well, s/he had no concept of the sea.
To have that sort of a thought s/he would have to
think of hermself as separate from the sea,
which of course could never happen.
When the sea was rough
s/he never thought to ask it to calm down;
when the sea was calm
s/he never thought to ask for a little action.
S/he held no belief that the sea created
bigger fish and monsters to eat herm.
S/he never thought to ask the sea to
save herm or protect herm.
S/he didn’t try to conjugate the sea:
the sea was
the sea is
the sea will be.
To have that sort of thought
s/he would have had to conceptualize
which would be preposterous for a fish.
There was a fish who lived in the sea.
Just as you and I, little one, live in God.
So to go looking for God would mean
you or I would have to be somehow
And we would have to swim and swim
through the infinite sea that is God to do so.
Which would be preposterous.