God and the humans – a parable


Still again a view decades of eternity were passing by and God was bored.

Where are the good old days when I created the whole cosmos with planets, plants, animal and… oh yes, humans. The human, what a disappointment. I wanted to create a counterpart for me, according to my image, to whom I can chat and chum up. Instead he doesn’t care about me at all. And those who say they would love me slaughter animals, for they think, I would like blood. The poor animals.

The human, he gives me a lot of trouble. And somehow I simply don’t understand him. I meant it well and now this: the humans forgot me, love money, power and Eros, this I didn’t expect.

And God stands up from his throne, one hand on his back, because he has been sitting in his almightiness  there such a long time and his back aches a little. He looks at the calendar and then in his wardrobe. Now he has everything what he needs and God hits the road. Now he is just a little bit nervous. Who cares, what can happen to me, he thinks.

God has taken off his almightiness and has put it on his throne, somehow the whole earth must continue to rotate, and there where he wants to go, it would only disturb him.

And God does something, what only God can do. The humans indeed pretend that they also can do and pretend to be God, but of course everybody knows, that this is pure nonsense. But Got can change his identity. Just so. He becomes a human.

He learns a proper trade, how it befits, goes to the Synagogue to the services and has forgotten himself as God. He left his almightiness, I’m repeating myself, because of equal opportunity, but his main characteristic traits, his goodness, his inner freedom and boundless love, of them he thought, maybe it is not bad, when I take them with me to earth, maybe I can remind through them the humans on something. Let’s see.

And at the beginning it’s going quite well. He talks of God and what the basic in life is: love. And not only this, he exemplifies how you can live as human a fulfilling life. And that only works in harmony with God and your fellow human.

But the lovely fellow human…

Indeed the simple people ran after him, but the better society was not so enthused of him. The religious establishment, which of course knows God better than he knows himself, doesn’t like his gospel at all. At the end God has back up against the wall. The crowd which first hyped him, drops him like a hot potato.

To the cross with you, you good human. We feel bad, when we see you. We are quite satisfied with our mediocrity. We prefer to be in a rut and would like to be left alone.

And God’s love is kicked in the mud of the road. But some humans with a childlike heart don’t let him down. Still they can’t avoid the worst: God is nailed as a human to the cross.

Everything seems to be lost, at least according to human standards. Here, everything is completely different. And it seems, humanly speaking, that even God would have learned something: How it is to be a human.