It’s been quite a month so far in Hilton, NY where Harry Hollywood wants to be more attuned to being unconditionally loving and just listening to people nonjudgmentally. He told some of his friends that he was finding it difficult.
“Well, you’re not Jesus Christ,” said Elmer Sandbagger. “I think it’s better to call a spade a spade, to take the bull by the horns, and just give it straight.”
Roy Christian piped up and said, “Elmer, did you ever hear of Irish diplomacy? It’s making a person go to hell in such a way as they enjoy the trip.”
Barb Golden said, “That’s funny Roy, but a bit cynical don’t you think?”
“In sales, you have to be nice all the time even as you look for openings to engage the customer, suck them in, and then close the deal,” said Ted Marketer.
Harry was getting upset with the conversation and wondered if any of them were really understanding what unconditional love is. Harry believed that God loves us unconditionally and doesn’t care what we, God’s creations, do. God gave us free will so whatever we create is on us not on God. We can create hell or heaven depending. Unfortunately, human beings love conditionally and play the games of “give to get,” and “it’s not me it’s you.”
Jennifer Golddigger said, “Oh, I can love anybody if there;’s money in it. I’m an equal opportunity hostess as long as you paid the cover charge at the door.” Then she laughed.
“I suppose you could be a nonjudgmental unconditional lover if you were a Buddha or a Jesus or a Krishna,” said Jacob, “but how many of us become enlightened during our current incarnation? We’ll need to come back again and again until we get it right.”
“May it be so,” said Harry.
“What the hell do you mean by that, ‘may it be so,’” said Elmer?
“That we could attain enlightenment,”: said Harry.
“For crying out loud, “ said Elmer. “You people are holy rollers, air in the clouds, not in touch with reality idiots.”
“Whatever,” said Harry, “but I love you anyway Elmer.”
And that’s the way things have been going in Hilton, NY this month where Harry is trying to love everybody unconditionally, Jennifer will do anything for money, Ted thinks being nice is a marketing ploy, Barb thinks being charming can be cynical, Jacob is on his way to enlightenment, Elmer isn’t having any of it, and God continues to love them all unconditionally.