Fisherman parable

On a winter morning, a young girl was playing alone on the bank of a river. She stumbled and fell in. The kingdom of heaven is like a fisherman who was out on the river and heard the girl crying for help and rowed over to her.

The fisherman reached into the water and pulled the child up and into the boat. He took the dripping and shivering child back to the shore, gave her a towel, and once she was dry, a warm blanket.

He took her back to her home and her family. After taking a hot shower, she went to sit by the fire, wrapped in a warm blanket.