Kneeling Man: A heart full of love sounds good.
God: Nothing finer.
KM: How merciful will I have to be to get one?
God: I’m not following you.
KM: Like if I chose not to kill an ant, that wouldn’t be enough mercy to get a whole heart full of love would it?
God: Probably not, no.
KM: So it would be either lots of small acts of mercy, or maybe one really big one?
God: Rather than hold out for a big one, try being merciful every day.
KM: Okay. How long would it take to fill my heart if I do that?
God: Hard to say exactly. Might take a while.
KM: And what sort of love would it be?
God: What sort of love?
KM: Yeah. You know, the furry little kitten sort of love, or the can’t wait to see my brand new girlfriend again because this boner’s almost tearing the front out of my jeans sort of love.
God: I think it’s more like feeling love for the world, for everything and everyone.
KM: So both kinds?
God: No, Neel. Not the boner kind. That’s different.
God: It’s still really good love. Honestly.
KM: Okay. Thanks, God.
God: You will try to be merciful?
KM: Yep. Night.
God: Good night, Neel.