Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2016 ) MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE 2016/01/04

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EXCUSE ME, but for more than 6000  years now, man has been comtemplating the nature of his god with signs, words, pictograms, statues, monuments, theories and various beliefs and practices. And all to no avail !  The mystery is greater today and more confused than ever.  Since no one has yet chanced to return from death to relate any tales of the great beyond, it shall remain a mystery !  However common sense and reason lead us to disregard thoughts of an actual Nirvana or heavenly Eden, eg. Shangri-la.  It may be that what we envision as heaven may be hidden behind the giant curtain of the sky and ethereal in its truest sense !  But who can question that ?  Although many have tried, I dare say many millions through the ages.  Let’s settle on another issue, how to please our God.  The holy books are clear, faith, behavior, deeds and sacrifice !  Considering that this netherworld contains all sorts and ranks of angels plus those who have been chosen to be among the ruling class, you know, the 144,000 saints and elders.  Who does the cooking for this bunch or do they eat at all ?  I’m guessing sex and shopping are on a special no-no list !  My point being, I have wondered why God demands and is pleased by burnt offerings, exotic incense, intensity of prayer, the hallelujahs and Psalms.  Perhaps because this is how the heavenly hosts are enabled to savour the earthly pleasures in their gossamer state.  What better than the voices of many choirs, performers or carolers to evoke both passion and ecstasy in the hearts of those who hear ?  The bible tells us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.  For now, I intend to follow those instructions !  How about you ?             Sincerely,     Claire B.

 

 

5 Responses to “DATELINE: HOBOKEN, N J, USA ( 2016 ) MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE”

  1. jasspirit Says:

    The God of my understanding is pure spirit and does not have a body of matter and therefore does not need sustenance or have any sexual desires. Each one of us has a spark of the divinity within us and as such are Children of the Most High. We are sons and daughters of God and are loved unconditionally by God. Our Spiritual Father wants only the highest and best for us and never condemns us . I also believe that our loved ones who have crossed over are also pure spirit and live on in a world that is closer than we can possibly imagine. They are our personal angels and continue to love us.

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  2. He has told you O mortal what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 – and in many other places…

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  3. lumar1298 Says:

    I do not follow a religion, but I do believe in a righteous life for me… It something does not feel right and gives me a guilt trip then I should not go ahead and do this thing… I also believe we are our own heaven and hell… On a daily basis, we have a choice to be happy or sad… Life can be hell or it can be nirvana… It is our choice…

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  4. Rasma R Says:

    The most joyful noise. I live holding on to the hand of the Lord and He has pulled me through some of the most roughest times.

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  5. I understand completely, without faith in God, even the air deserts us ! God bless us and keep us in the crook of His arm !

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