Jesus in my prayer room

Jesus in my prayer room

A Poem by Mrudula Rani

Are you baking a birthday cake for Jesus?
Sam asked when he was three.
I was baking Christmas cookies for my daughter's class Christmas party.
I looked up from my task.
Why?I asked,
It's Jesus' birthday!
When? I pretended ignorance.
Christmas.
So you want me to make a cake for Jesus for Christmas. Because it's his birthday?
Yes!
What do we do with the cake?
He seem to be thinking,
Do you want me to send it to Jesus?
Yes! There was a tired look on his face, do I have to explain everything to you? It seemed say.
How do we send the cake to Jesus?
" put it there"
He pointed to the prayer room, the little closet we turned into our prayer room with an altar.
Where a statue of Ganesh and a picture of Venktesh stood,
Behind a burning oil lamp,
With fresh fruit for offering.
Sam wants me to place the birthday cake on the altar as an offering for Jesus!
I was speechless for a minute,
There was a lot to comprehend...
Sam thinks Jesus is in my prayer room!
I did not press him for more details,
I didn't want to confuse his belief.
A prophet, who preached love and compassion: why would he not be in a prayer room?
Probably there is Allah,Buddha, Rama, and Christ all are in every prayer room, and every prayer hall all over the world!
We just call out the ones we know.
From the sea of Divine knowledge we scoop a spoonful and give it a name of a religion and call it our own!

© 2017 Mrudula Rani



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How very, very true many of these fine words are... and an important lesson even for all us grown up children.......... you clearly have a special way about you M and true ... Neville

Posted 4 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

4 Months Ago

Thank you. N, I always appreciate your wonderful thoughts on my words.
Neville Pettitt

4 Months Ago

My sincere pleasure, as always my friend......... N
"A prophet, who preached love and compassion: why would he not be in a prayer room? "

This line is so wonderful....I enjoyed this write, also love the last line as well. A thought provoking piece

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
A very thought provoking post and conversation. As a Muslim myself, I regard Yeshua, or latinized Jesus as my Messiah and messenger. I believe he was born early Spring around April 6 or 7. But for this Christmas, I will respect people's Holidays and wish them Merry one for good will. Excellent, sir.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

Nope. I was stating a historic fact. Same to you. I read and respect all religions and I take the g.. read more
Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Diwali is a beautiful Festival of Lights with a philosophical background, iam very happy to know tha.. read more
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

::::::))))))
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I've never read a more original Christmas message! This is delightful. Is Sam your son in real life? And did he really do & say these things? You've written this in such a realistic way, I have to believe it's a true story. The conversation part is so well crafted, as to let the reader see & hear this interaction. I love the way you showed the narrator (or yourself) marveling at this childlike point of view. I love the way it gradually dawns on you -- why wouldn't He be in a prayer room, along with all the other deities? I love that you include all faiths (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


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See, children keep it simple.
And in a way, it is simple.
Birthday cake for the birthday boy on Christmas day.
And me not religious at all.
Merry Christmas to you and the family when the time comes.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you and wish you wonderful holidays. I am not religious too. More spiritual and an emotional b.. read more

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