Actually, most religions believe in some type of karma-like principle. Christians believe that “vengence is mine, saith the Lord”, and therefore that God will see ultimate justice upon those who wrong us.
Today I received an email which served as concrete proof that we (my husband and I) are being wronged by some. (Some folks out there who dislike me will no doubt consider this as MY karmic just-desserts.) I can’t go into details but the basic gist is that we were owed money for work performed–money that the other party is now going to deny owing us. Of course, if we sue the court will uphold our claim because we have a written contract stating that we are owed that money. The other party, however, is a presumed Christian, and knows that we as Christians don’t believe in suing someone else.
So here we sit, watching someone else wrong us. My first reaction was anger. My second reaction was frustration.
But now I’m at peace. I’m at peace because we’re taken care of. All of our current needs are met and all of our current life is about happiness and embracing the joy of Christ. I refuse to be owned by the relatively paltry amount of money owed to us by unscrupulous people. And I’ve watched the lives of those people who are doing us wrong and I’ve seen repeatedly how much grief and anxiety the constant greed has caused them. So I’m much happier sitting here without the few thousand they owe us, but happy and whole.