If organized religion wants to fill up it’s seats it needs a bit more DiSorganization. For more then ever people want to find their own individual path to the “truth” and that means not only allowing different forms of expression but encouraging it as well. This doesn’t mean that the traditional path needs to modify it’s path but allow other paths to run concurrent with it. Whether it means having those expressions at different times or locations. It might mean faith through the arts, culinary endeavors, film, dance or even just plain new fashion discussion. In the end it doesn’t matter how you get your words across as long as the truth is felt and leads one to a better G-D fearing/loving life.
Much has been made of the “Chosen People” phrase in the bible, as it relates to my tribe the Jewish people. Yet let’s face it according to the good book G-D personally directly played an intricate role in our steps to freedom which means that we have been chosen to do more “work”. Let’s face it when someone buys you a coffee you feel a bit obligated to buy them a coffee back imagine now how much more you’d owe it G-D almighty stepped in and saved your entire people. I believe that is why we continue to be Chosen and as such we must be more careful then others to continue to make the right choice from food to days off and all the intricacies in between. Chosen can be very complicated to say the least. That is why many times my fellow tribesman have said “maybe you could take a break and choose someone else for that bacon looks really good”.
FOOTNOTE- I hope G-D has chosen me to a have a bit of sense of humor on this topic as well.
I’ve been dead for so long I’m starting to forget when I was alive well, technically. For death is more lively then life itself. From the first moments you enter after a step in the hot stuff (depending on the path you took before) you are working like never before. You’re assigned a special task based on the skill set you’ve developed on earth so when people say G-D needed a carpenter trust me there is some remolding to do. Yes we are angels in someway trying to influence people to what we perceive is their chosen path and unlike G-D we get it wrong more often then you would expect which leaves it to G-D to straighten it out. G-D can straighten out even the biggest mistakes we make as we see with the establishment of the United States and Israel. Hey, it’s not all our fault you have the free will to make the final decision even if we have the wind blowing in a different direction.
FOOTNOTE- I’m still alive (I think) just giving you a different perspective on life and death that might be occurring right now and in our eternal future.
I’m sure you have many requests that are probably more important then mine. For my Aunt has led a wonderful life up to now at 86 years and I’m grateful that this has occurred. Yet this miracle would make it easier for so many others to climb the ladder of faith and would never be forgotten as long as those minds were opened. Of course I can’t guarantee the actions of others but if you allow my Aunt the power to get out of bed by her own free will and enjoy the world outside her house then I will commit to the following points (below). Please note I’m not asking this occur on a continual basis one last time would be sufficient. As a G-D fearing business person I believe it’s a pretty good deal especially with the fruits it will return on your investment but I understand if it’s time my Aunt has invested her time with you. Thank you for listening and always caring.
(1) SPEAK ABOUT- Whenever I hear doubts of faith I will bring up this story to give those individuals a chance to open their hearts and soul.
(2) PURCHASE- I will purchase 3 Tefilion one given to my Shul, one to my parents and one for me and my son.
(3) CHARITY- Monies will be given to a place of higher learning on annual basis.
(4) NEVER FORGET- This miracle will be added to my daily prayers.
Your Humble Servant Baruch/Bud
G-D spoke to me today and at first I didn’t listen because I thought maybe it was just a coincidence yet twice was enough to open my eyes. It wasn’t with words that I heard G-D’s voice but through action that the lips moved as I have been blessed to hear many times in my life. Some of those words have been seen in miracles that I written about in the past ( https://www.budrebelproductions.com/2015/04/03/miracles-today/ ) and some through paintings I illustrate today.
I woke up at 612 on Shabbos and then went back to sleep only to wake up at 657 and I know you might ask what is the big deal? That is because we are looking at the clock with different eyes and souls. For 6+12 = 18 and 6+5+7= 18 as well, which in the Jewish faith is 18 or Chai/Life. On Shabbos I try to separate my life of work which consumes my daily thought to a higher life principle where I’m more open to enjoyment in the avenue’s I leave behind from Monday-Friday. It might seem a stretch to those who lack faith that this is the word of G-D but my ears are tuned differently. I hear these words telling me that life isn’t just about what you work for but what you give. A simple sign/word that G-D wants us to get up and live as we experience the greatness of the journey.