Kneeling Man: I hope I’m not interrupting you, God.
God: Of course not, Neel. Why would you say that?
KM: Well, Joel Osteen said you’re working.
God: I’m always working, Neel. Even now. This is what I do.
KM: Of course you are. Silly old me.
God: No problem, Neel. Something I can help you with?
KM: He’s talking about winter giving way to spring, but the season’s only just changed.
God: True. He might be talking metaphorically. About things getting better for individuals.
KM: Ah. Okay. But just out of interest, how much work do you have to do to get the seasons to change?
God: Well, that’s not a simple thing to quantify in terms a human could understand.
KM: I though it would be pretty much running on autopilot by now, you know with the planets just spinning round and the momentum basically doing all the work?
God: Well there is that. But someone has to keep an eye on it to make sure it’s working properly.
KM: So you have to give the old earth a bit of a nudge from time to time?
God: Sort of.
KM: Doesn’t that mess with satellites and space probes and things? Why don’t they end up flying all over the place?
God: It’s all done at once. Invisible hand sort of thing.
KM: Okay… So he’s not really telling the truth about you working to change the season at the right time?
God: I’m sure there’s meaning in what he says.
KM: I hope so. He makes enough money for saying it.
God: He sure does.
KM: Thanks, God. Good night.
God: Night, Neel. Sleep well.