Another little doozie from Tony de Mello:
The Master never ceased to attack the notions about God that people entertain.
“If your God comes to your rescue and gets you out of trouble,” he would say, “it is time you started searching for the true God.”
When asked to elaborate, this is the story he told:
“A man left a brand-new bicycle unattended at the marketplace while he went about his shopping.
He only remembered the bicycle the following day – and rushed to the marketplace, expecting it would have been stolen. The bicycle was exactly where he had left it.
Overwhelmed with joy, he rushed to a nearby temple to thank God for having kept his bicycle safe only to find, when he got out of the temple, that the bicycle was gone.”