He followed all the prescribed and proscribed diktats of his religion. He felt he was nearer to God.

She went against all that she was supposed to do as per her religion. She felt that following rituals was not a way to be nearer to God.

God was not bothered.

He believed that people who suffered did because of their past deeds. He did not want to be in the cycle of karma. He wanted ‘moksh’. He wanted to acquire as less karma as possible.

She helped the underprivileged. She saw suffering and she reached out naturally. Secretly, she thought, pleased with herself, that this would please God.

God was not bothered.

They both were Gods experiencing different spectrums of being. They did not know it.

God did.