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.