“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” (Third Law of Motion)
“What goes around, comes around.” (Law of Karma)
“The measure you give will be the measure you get back.” (Jesus Christ)
Physics, Eastern Mysticism and Christian Spirituality: three ways of looking at life, sometimes seemingly contradictory and even incompatible, yet coming to essentially the same conclusion. Life is meant for the giving. And it is in giving that we receive; in pardoning that we pardoned; and in dying that we are born to eternal life.
In the hustle and bustle of daily living, I often get caught up by so many things that I forget or overlook these truths. There are times I get so caught up with myself, I become selfish and greedy. I get so overwhelmed by the many events in my life, I get angry or give way to laziness or gluttony. I seek the thrill of the moment and I give in to self-centered pleasures.
I need moments of quiet reflection and prayer to bring me back to my senses, to the people who make my life worth living, to my roots that give sustenance to my being. In prayer, in the presence of God, everything comes together.
Jesus said to the disciples,
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged;
do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap;
for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”