“Work well for me and you will be granted pay.
Work poorly and you will be fired.”
Religions see the world in terms of karma:
“We all deserve God’s punishment.
If others do us wrong, their punishment is rightly deserved.”
Parents see their parenting in terms of karma:
“Obey and you will be granted some limited freedoms.
Disobey and face wrath.
Harm my kid and you will die.”
Governments see the world in terms of karma.
“Break the law and you will be punished.
(unless the law is broken by the lawmakers).”
Jesus sees the world in terms of grace.
“Judge not lest you be judged.”
“The merciful will have mercy.”
“Forgive and you will be forgiven.”
“Welcome the prodigal.”
How would our religion, government, jobs and parenting look different if we are following Jesus?