The mystery of the Cross understood in prayer
Kneeling Man: Oi, God! Have you seen this shit?
God: What is it now, Neel?
KM: Praying and weeping while kneeling to reveal the mystery of the cross understood in prayer. A mystery of love. What the fuck is he talking about?
God: The cross, Neel. You know, the sacred image of the crucifiction of Jesus.
KM: I know what it is. Anyway, how come all these sacred images, crucifixes and the like are okay, but graven images are in the category of “thou shalt not”?
God: Is that what you wanted to talk about?
KM: Not right now, no. But one whole commandment just to say no to engraving images? You sure you weren’t on the piss when you decided on that one? And some interpretations of that also include crosses and most of the decorations in churches. But ignore that. We’ll do that another time. It’s this mystery of the cross bullshit I want to talk about tonight. I’ve got one right here.
God: I can see that, Neel.
KM: It’s a mystery all right.
God: The cross?
KM: No, the tweet. Does it make any sense to you?
God: The Pope says it can only be understood in prayer. Have you prayed and wept, kneeling before the cross?
KM: Oh Jesus Christ, you know me better than that. Besides, I can’t just make myself cry. Maybe if you told me a sad story.
God: Not really the sort of thing I do, Neel.
KM: What is the sort of thing you do, God?
God: This, Neel. Talking to you. And others.
KM: That’s it?
God: Recently, yeah.
KM: What do you mean by recently?
God: Since Jesus came home.
KM: Like the last two thousand years?
KM: Couldn’t you do a bit more?
God: A bit more what, Neel?
KM: I don’t know. Send another message or another prophet or something.
God: That would lessen the mystery wouldn’t it?
KM: The mystery of the Cross?
KM: I’m going to try to think some sad thoughts now. Maybe if I think about how many people waste their lives on delusions like this.
God: Good work, Neel. That’s the spirit. Sleep well.
KM: Night, God.