How does the old saying go? What goes around comes around? That would be the definition of Karma, wouldn’t it? What you put out in the universe comes back to you? I think Christians and non-Christians might agree to that.
When we are the injured party, we want to be around and see someone get paid back for what they’ve done to us or others. It’s human nature. REVENGE! The anticipation of it is so alluring! You can taste your own triumph when someone finally “gets theirs!”
And that’s what I’ve been doing lately: plotting revenge. Though not as drastic or indelicate as the cartoon, I have been planning and plotting nonetheless. What was done to me, was done in a subtle way and I didn’t realize it for a very long time! When I had the light bulb moment, I felt like a fool and then my thoughts got ugly.
I spent a lot of time being angry. I tried to shake it off, but it didn’t work, so that’s when I decided to plan my retaliation! It had to be subtle. Just like it was done to me.
And then I had the second light bulb moment: the perfect payback! It was brilliant! Ingenious! But most importantly, it was SUBTLE!
I sat back and tasted my pre-revenge appetizer. I savored every scene in my head because, you see, I also have time before I implement it!
But should I do it? Will Karma come back at me? Or more importantly, will Our Lord teach me a lesson: “Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” – Romans 12:19