Who knew that "Horton Hears a Who" is a great theological treatise? Jerry Dodson that's who, here's a snippet of Jerry's, from me to you on hearing who's (yeah, yeah, Dr. Seuss is under no threat from me).
One of the main reasons that we don’t hear Jesus or recognize him, as god or as risen, is that our worldview won’t let us see or hear him. We have ruled out belief in things that we can’t see, hear or touch—like Jesus. This is precisely the belief of the Kangaroo in Horton Hears a Who, the Dr. Seuss book and movie. HHAW is a story about Horton the elephant who discovers that there is an entire world of mites that live on a spec, a spec which is on a flower that he carries. On occasion, when the mites are very loud and Horton is very quiet, he can hear the mayor of the mites. Horton is opposed by the Kangaroo who is the king of the jungle. She says that it is impossible for there to be a world of mites on the spec because she can’t hear them, see them, or touch them. Kangaroo assumes that her senses provide her with all the information she needs in order to make sense of her world.
But she has a problem. Her individual experience and knowledge can not account for everything in the entire jungle.