I am sure that we have heard people lament, “What is the point of doing good and what is right? Just look at the people who do otherwise. They have nicer houses, nicer cars, nicer clothes, and more properties.”
Indeed these people may have a point. But there is one thing that they always forget – We reap what we sow in life. This is the message of the Gospel, which uses the imagery of a seed. With the proper use of the seed, we could bless other people’s lives. On the other hand, when the seed falls in infertile ground, we affect other people adversely.
Three reflections on Reaping what we Sow.
- God is not mocked. His time is different from our time, his ways are different from our ways, and his wisdom is different from our wisdom. Yet, he will move at the appointed time. But should we get away with all our wrongdoing, at the end of our lives, there is the judgment. God sees all.
- Echoes – it all comes back. Utter unkindness to the wind, and it comes back not once but twice, thrice, four times, five times. Utter kindness to the wind, and it comes back not once but twice, thrice, four times, five times.
- Thoughts become words; words become actions; actions become a habit; a habit becomes character, and Character becomes Destiny.
In closing, allow me to share a quote from Robert Stevenson:
“Don’t judge each day by what you reap, but what by the seeds that you plant.”