By- Chandini Kola
“Today is Friday. We must prepare for the rationing. People will come flowing like water in the ocean. Are we ready?” God asked his Prophets. “We have made the arrangements as per your instructions master,” Prophet replied. “Have you checked if all our priests are ready?” God asked. “They have always been, and they always will be,” Prophet replied.
The time is 3:45 AM, and God is waiting for the humans to come for rationing. The arrangements have been made for the people to get the rationing accordingly.
A human being slowly walked into the hall where priests were sitting. He walked towards the priest and asked, “Good morning. My name is Mohan. Can I meet God because I have got him some presents.” The priest asked what had he got. Mohan replied that he is a daily wage earner, so he got some milk for him. The priest took the milk and said that he could not meet God, but he will give him some rationing which is his part to take. Mohan happily agreed, took what the priest gave and returned to his home. Later, a few people entered the hall. One of them was wearing clean and ironed clothes, jewellery, and was shining from top to bottom. The priest called him first and asked his name. He said his name is Rishi and he has come with lots of money, jewellery and clothes for God. The priest was immensely happy and allowed him to enter the next hall where prophets were sitting. Prophets were delighted to look at the presents and gave him his rationing. When he asked if he can visit God, he was turned off by saying that he is not yet eligible to do so. He took his rationing and left the place. The priest looked at the second person who was wearing clean clothes and called him. He asked the person about what has he got for God. The person replied that he had only some money, milk, fruits and flowers for God. He requested the priest to allow him to see God. But the priest didn’t accept. But he allowed him to take the part of his rationing from the Prophet. Later, the priest saw a man in not-so-shiny clothes and called him. When the man reached the priest, he said he had only flowers for God. The priest took them and gave him the rationing and sent him off.
With the day extending, there were many people in the queue for rationing. But, thankfully, few people were safe. These people are none other than preachers of God; they didn’t even have to stand in line; they could use their VIP pass and directly enter to the Gods’ hall because that’s what they do. God and they are much like old friends. A man in the crowd waiting for rationing questioned the priest in a loud voice. “Priest! Priest! Why is that he could enter Gods’ hall without getting anything in his hands?” The priest said, “He got almost half the followers to God. That’s how he is special.”
For which, the man replied, “Are you implying that only that following God isn’t enough, and we must get him more followers?” The priest replied, “Yes. We must get more people to believe in God.” The man asked, “So, do we have no value in his eyes? Is doing my job not enough?” The priest got angry and said, “Stop! Or you will see the wrath of God.” The man shouted, “Why should I shut my mouth? What are you hiding from us? Are you masking your inequality by triggering fear in us? If he had treated everyone equal, then why should we be given different rationings? Is it my fault to be loyal to the world and expect something?” The priest got angry, “You filth. How dare you question God and his principles. Are you against God? People like you are just a burden.” The people around the man agreed with the priest and started beating him. They willfully beat him to death, but the prophets and God did nothing but to hear from inside.
After the noise ended, the rationings continued. The priest had arranged a board by then. It included who can enter which hall. It was written that a person who gets money, fruits, flowers, and clothes for God would get a chance to enter the prophets’ hall. A person with fruits, flowers, and money can enter prophets’ hall if the priest allows doing so. A person with a VIP pass can go to the Gods’ hall. A person without money cannot enter beyond priests’ hall. The rationings will also be according to the hall. The merrier the hall, the more the rationings.
A little girl was in the row and asked her mother what is there in the rationing. Her mother explained to her that there are food, money, clothes, home, love, hatred, envy, anger, toxicity, happiness, sorrow, wealth, and much more. The little girl asks, “But, why is God taking gifts from us when he has already so much treasure enough to give us all?” The mother of the girl was left in shock after this. Their turn came for rationing, and the priest gave them their part. The little girl innocently asked the priest, “Priest, what should I do if I want to see God.” The priest replied, “Oh, It is simple dear! All you have to do is not use much of your brain for making your own principles. You will just have to do what’s written in the rule book without questioning it, no matter how illogical it is. You shouldn’t make much of your choices and imprison yourself into many pointless concepts where you will finally be able to become a preacher by yourself. You can enlighten others to do the same and sacrifice your beautiful life into the unhinged concepts of the rule book. You will have to fear God so much that you forget how you can love him for this wonderful life of yours.” But then, she asks, “Why should I even visit God? Shouldn’t my point be living my life? Isn’t that why God has given this to us? Was I born to follow him?” The priest replied, “Yes. Indeed, you must follow him. He has created you, and it is your responsibility to follow him.” For which, the girl replies, “Then, why are preachers needed if God can create his own followers?” The priest says, “Sometimes, people lose their path and preachers will help them lead the path towards God. As they ease the work of God, God loves them.” “So, the point of existence is to follow God and do nothing? What is he even doing, creating his own followers? Why does he even need it? Is he in any competition?” the girl asks. The priest replies, “As I said, if you want to see God, you have to follow his rule book without any questions and logics.” The mother scolds the little girl and takes her away.
The next person came front for ration. He was asked if he has got something for God. The man said that he had got nothing but praying hands and asked if he could get any ration. The priest said that there are things that can be given to him like his blessings that one day he will become rich enough to get the presents.
At the end of the day, while rationing was over, God asked prophets about the rationings. Prophets said that they had given the powers of all the rationing components to the wealthy very well enough that they can create the rationings from the classes that are weaker to them. It has also been given to people who are willing to share them with others, but this power is a limited edition. They have given love to everyone but as every time in a box that can be only opened through a key called MY KIND. The hatred has been enormous and has been given to everyone in massive amounts so that they can spread it, create it, recreate it and kill each other. But, of course, there are few things like dominance that they have already got as treasure by birth which can be imposed to exploit everything, including the mother earth whenever possible.
When the priests were asked about what learnings they have given to humankind. They said they were able to fear people in the name of God and influence them to live for some non-sensical After-Life concept by stopping, “Living in the moment.”