KARMA is the notion that we all get what we deserve. If that’s reality, we’re all screwed.
As Mahatma Gandhi said, if the concept of a tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye is real, the whole world would be toothless and blind.
At the opposite end of the spiritual spectrum is grace – God’s free gift for the undeserving. It’s a gift of love that can take us by surprise.
Grace is the notion that God gives us what we don’t deserve. And doesn’t give us what we really do deserve.
It’s radical and shocking for many people because it upsets the “natural’’ balance in which we believe something good we have done in our lives merits the good things that come our way.
It also encourages the thought that those who act badly can get off the hook too easily. It sounds like a miscarriage of justice.
If something like karma is powerful, we are captive from birth by the hand dealt to us from a celestial pack of cards.
From a Christian point of view, it is not the major factor in our lives.
God’s grace, if we let it in, cancels every debt; every shameful thing in our lives.
Grace is free, but it’s not cheap. It works best when we acknowledge the source.