This morning I read this verse from a book of sacred Jewish writing: If you spit in the air, it will fall on your face. (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:21) Not all truths come wrapped in religious language. Yet this thought is part of their holy writings. Hmm? I take it to mean that our actions have consequences that are unavoidable. If my son does not do his homework, the tests will be really, really difficult. If I don’t service the family vehicle, it will fail me some day, probably in the middle of an intersection or in heavy traffic.
The simplicity of this little proverb applies to our spiritual lives as well. If we refuse to forgive and, instead, cling to our grudges, our soul becomes heavy, small, and dark. If we do not spend time in prayer and spiritual reading, we will lose contact with the ever-present holy mystery of the God in whom we are immersed.
Take five minutes today. Sit, reflect and pray over a few words from a spiritual writing, perhaps these will do? Your spirit will find peace and reassurance.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.” (Psalm 23: 1-3)
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in Me, and I in them, bear much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
God bless you,