I was chatting with my friend on the phone, gossiping about the guy we drooled over,when the doorbell rang.
God stood at the door, unsmiling but not rude.I was surprised by His sudden appearance, and quite forgot that my ear was still glued to the phone.I made a quick recovery though, told my friend that I would call her back, and turned to God- who had stood patiently at the door throughout my lost-and-recovery stage.
"Oh,it's you. Haven't seen you around in a long time. What's up? Come on in!" I said half-heartedly as I gestured Him to come in. God stepped in and looked at me.
"Thank you for letting me in. I thought you wouldn't even let me inside the house now that you don't let me inside your mind". Ah,the direct jabs - nothing had changed!
"You know it's not true. I do remember you. Why do you always have to do this drama I don't understand", I tried to turn the tables at Him,but deep inside I knew what He said was true.
God guffawed loudly "The only time you remember me is when I don't give you something you wished for. The rest of times you behave as if whatever happened was coincidence".
I looked on uncomfortably,knowing fully well that I couldn't possibly lie to God. I sighed and told Him " Well yeah. True. Anyway everything is science. All the religious stuffs are all lies. Just to fool the gullible. We don't need no God. Even you're a figment of my imagination!"
I knew I was harsh. After all even figments of imagination need to be dealt with kindly.
" And that's all you've thought of me after all this time we spoke?" He said in the most dramatic way. Sigh! He was behaving like a possessive boyfriend!
" No, not really...." I tried to do damage control
" It's all right my child. It is indeed difficult for faith to sustain in these times. Only the valiant and the determined can have faith that can withstand the test of times.Cliched, I know", He smiled kindly at me.
I felt bad. An inexplicable feeling of anxiety engulfed me. Like I am about to lose something precious forever.
I suppose God sensed my feelings. He smiled wider, almost grinned and said " So you're extending your membership with the believer's club right? Good. I can now continue to play games in my new phone. Meanwhile, I'll drop in to say hello sometimes. Ciao"
I gaped at Him in wonder,while he fished out his mobile,plopped onto the sofa and started playing games.