Amazing Grace and Karmic Nature


Everything happens for a reason. That is the law of nature.
You reap what you sow. That is law of karma.
This beautifully landscape scene did not happen by chance.
It was designed, engineered and created by human reason and creativity.

Yet, the most beautiful sceneries I have seen were simply there.
A field exploding with wild flowers on a mountainside just happens to be there.
The sun sets at day’s end but does it have to put on such a marvelous display of colors?
Gigantic trees reach for the skies to get sunlight, but why with such grandeur and beauty?

The most beautiful moments in my life just simply happened and unfolded before me.
Ima and Tatang got married and they had me. Why me?
I walked into Xavier School to teach and whom do I meet? Anabelle, the girl in my dreams.
The miracle of EDSA People Power overthrows a tyrant by millions just being there.

The heart has its reasons that reason itself does not know nor understand.
In my heart of hearts, I have learned lessons which I know to be true.
In my imagination I can dream of possibilities which reason would deem impossible.
In my gut, I spontaneously know what is true, good and beautiful in my life.

This is the law of Grace and it trumps the law of nature and the law of karma.
Karma is tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye. Grace is forgiveness and compassion.
Reason says to love those who love you. Grace says to love those who hate you.
Nature decrees that life ends with death. Grace proclaims life everlasting

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
. . . .
“You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
. . . .
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Matthew 5:38-48

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