I am pleased at last to see a fable that, rightly, praises the greatness and goodness of God! I myself experienced His kindness firsthand, as through the blood of Christ I was healed. Yet, in praising of God, creator of all, this fable neglects His son, and Our Savior, Jesus Christ! I might have even overlooked such a slight, and let it pass without comment, had the story not sought to include a manner of pagan gods, such as “Flora, goddess of the flowers,” “Phebus” Apollo, “Ceres,” and even “Bachus, god of wine.” I am a knight, and I cannot let such an insult to my Lord Jesus pass unchallenged. Truly, to include characters such as these, but to omit Our Gracious and Loving Lord Jesus is an offence against the community of the faithful!
The true demonstration of God’s goodness and love for us is not the creation of pleasant-smelling flowers, but the agony and death of Our Lord Jesus, which he took to cleanse us all of sin. Nevertheless, the story does have several pleasing qualities besides its praise for God, its omission of Jesus notwithstanding. Its humility, and acceptance of the truth that understanding God’s divinity is beyond the ability of mortals is refreshing. Also, it’s overall aim, to present a story that can be used to instill moral virtues in the young is also a praiseworthy quality of the work, although I believe that such a text is an unnecessary supplement to the Bible, which details the life of Christ. For no such fable can compare to the value of Christ’s own words.
Despite these issues, this fable is a tolerable attempt by flawed individuals, as we all are. I pray that the Author of Us All will find this work pleasing, and that the authors of this fable will continue to write for the greater glory of God and His Church.