Kneeling Man: I think we’ve got the abiding relationship thing happening here, but I’m uncertain about the rest.
God: How so, my son?
KM: Does this count as truly praying? I’m on my knees, but I do tend to use fairly informal language.
God: I don’t think formal language is an absolute requirement.
KM: That’s good to know. But I also don’t really ask you to heal the sick, or help the poor much.
God: That’s true.
KM: But you know I’d like that to happen. So can we sort of take that as a given?
God: As long as the thought is in your heart, we can take it as a given.
KM: So we’re good?
God: We’re good.
KM: I’ll say good night then.
God: The Pontiff did leave the door open a bit.
KM: What door?
God: Saying difficult. Rather than impossible.
KM: Ah… Oh. Yeah. He’s actually saying that it is possible to live an authentic and consistent Christian life without an abiding relationship with you.
God: I’m sure he didn’t mean it like that. Just didn’t choose his words very carefully.
KM: Sometimes I think he just throws his magnets at the fridge.
God: Oh that’s a bit unfair. This one makes more sense than a lot of them.
KM: That’s what I mean.
God: Anything else?
KM: No. Thanks, God. Good night.
God: Night, Neel.