ACTIONS IN LIFE AFFECT YOUR AFTERLIFE
Humans can naturally hurt themselves and one another with a cruel, senseless motivation that the animal kingdom does not possess. In nature, we call animals killing one another the cycle of life. They kill for mates, territory, food enough to survive, and, well, maybe that is all there is for them. Humans are curiously creative in their plots to destroy themselves and each other. With all the possibilities humanity has, they still choose to create more weapons to destroy a larger group or country so that no one will murder them. And yet, this type of civilization is doomed to end by its own avarice and angst.
It is heartbreaking that with all the beauty given to the human race, our mountains, oceans, forests, and what was once upon a time clean air, humanity continues to do its utmost to destroy it all. Amidst the murders, rapes, thievery, and flawed penal system, slander continues to thrive. But, yes, when this world comes crashing down, it will not be due to an alien attack but humanity's dismissal of human kindness. Women are sacred, men divine, so why is there sex trafficking, child pornography, and rape? Why is the question some answer by saying mental health needs to be addressed, stiffer punishments must be enlisted, and a numb society has to awaken to what it is doing to its innocent.
We are a world divided, and like a country at war within its boundaries, it cannot survive. A common goal is needed, and yet, that to date has remained unattainable. All do not agree to choose peace and lay down their weapons. No, the love that could become our most extraordinary foundation to remove fear and the need for weaponry has yet to overcome its enemy, people.
No teacher has convinced everyone that love, compassion, and mercy are the answers to all our suffering. Time will tell but for now, do your part. What you do in this life will be met in the afterlife, and all you make others feel will be yours.
"Better for a man to cast himself into a fiery furnace," the Talmud says, "than to shame his fellow in public." Publicly embarrassing someone, we are told, is not just breaking his bones–it's cold-blooded murder. If you have an issue with someone, deal with it privately. Be open and try to work out a resolution. Whenever possible, just forgive and forget and get on with life.
Matthew 12:36 ESV / 374
"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,"
Psalm 101:5 "Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure."