Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Why are we on earth? II

I’ll give you yet another rough picture.
You must have heard the saying that goes like this; “those who live in glass houses do not throw stones.” To be permitted to live in a glass house therefore, you must have trained and thus, developed yourself to the point where you are in complete control and can no longer carelessly throw stones about. And what better place to get you trained than in a wooden house! Now if the wooden house was rough and hard, and also had an elastic property, such that whenever you collided with its walls, or throw something against it, you either got bruised or that that same thing you threw rebounded and hit you, then soon with time, through personal experiencing, you’d learn to move about more carefully; maybe even gracefully and also learn not to throw stones.

On earth you are required to learn through experiencing, about the value of each of your desires or actions, good or bad. That, which you give out, whether just desiring or an actual action, is placed carefully on your bed for you to lie on so that through the experiencing you come to appreciate its value, good or bad.

As you make your bed so you shall lie on it. Put another way, your deeds, i.e. your thoughts, words and actions, shape your destiny.
It is also called “the Law of Sowing and Reaping” and is put like this; “what a man sows, that shall he reap.”

The “making of your bed and lying on it” or the “reaping from where you have sown” should not be seen from the angle of punishment for any error, rather it provides opportunities to learn of the value of your deeds. If good, you enjoy from the returning goodness, if bad however, you suffer from the returning evil. Either way you gain. You gain because through your own experiencing you are able to appreciate the pains and joys you cause others via your deeds. You are thus better placed to change for the better.

Gradually, on the one hand, as you experience goodness more and more, and as you enjoy and bask in it, you would also want to give it to others. That is growth. On the other hand, if as you suffer from any evil, you also begin to hate it, to abhor it and you no longer wish to be part of it, i.e. you no longer have the desire to inflict it on your fellow man, then you have gained a valuable lesson for that particular evil. That again is growth.  Soon you’ll shed off one vice after another and would no longer wish to harm your fellow man in any way. What then follows, if you've really learnt your lesson? You only do that which is good.

But remember what I said earlier.
As you make your bed, so you shall lie on it.”
Also, “What a man sows, that shall he reap.”
And finally, “Your thoughts words and actions shape your destiny.”

Consequently, all that comes your way is one blessing after another. You experience an avalanche of goodness and your joy knows no bounds.

Do you now understand the wisdom of the Son of God when He counseled “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you” and when He also said, “Love thy neighbour as thyself”?
What ever you do for your neighbour, in reality you do for yourself, and even many times over.

Learning these lessons therefore, understanding them and maturing into them, prepares us for another life. A life of bliss for all eternity! One in complete harmony with the Will of God!

If we cannot adjust to such a life, if we must continue to court the darkness until we leave the earth for good, then we would have failed. We would then not be able to make it back home to Eternal bliss in Heaven as matured children of God. Our time on earth would have been completely wasted. More importantly and very sadly too, the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would have been for nothing.

But we can make it! We can get there. God is with us and He has given us everything we need for the journey in this School called earth.

I urge you not to relent.

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