Here’s the old, old story in animated form:
(Never mind one or two odd points, quite good enough for family sharing — and note, dubbed from a version prepared in India. This, is a more traditional short acted movie. And if you want stuff on the “backative” side (as in, it’s not just a fairy tale), try here. This, here, will help on worldviews issues.)
And of course, we have a hot thread that was running on is zero even and is now on mathematical abstractions.
It seems, Plato’s cave parable is also appropriate:
. . . especially given these remarks in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
Matt 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[e] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. [ESV]
(Quite a lesson on the blinding power of ambitions and money. But also, much more than that . . . )
Okay, a Merry, thoughtful, grace-ful Christ-mas to one and all!
PS: Strobel is worth a view too: