Like Dory we have wandered away from home. Like Dory we have forgotten who we were. Like Dory we were separated from the Father. And like Dory we don’t know how to get back home.
For sure Disney did not intend for Finding Dory to bear some religious undertones but the language and imagery of the movie unwittingly deliver poignant pictures of the gospel story. They resonate with us because we recognize that we really are the real Dorys (and Nemos) of the world. Like Dory we have wandered away and have forgotten our home. Like Nemo we were lost and we needed rescuing.
This is exactly our redemption story. The Father sent Jesus to seek and save the lost. No wonder the story feels so familiar and at home with us.