Some of you may have heard of the “law of the echo.” This law says that if you shout into an echo chamber, a shout will return to you. If you curse into an echo chamber, a curse will return to you. If you sing into an echo chamber, a song will come back to you.
The “law of the echo” applies to life. You get back from life exactly what you put into life. Today’s gospel illustrates what is meant by this law. It says, “Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you.” A person gets back from life exactly what the person puts into life. Give unhappiness and you will get unhappiness back. Give love and you will get love back.
I’d like to close with a prayer:
when we need to be reminded,
remind us of the “law of the echo.”
Remind us that we get back from life
exactly what we give to life.
If we forgive, we will be forgiven.
If we give, we will receive.
If we love, we will be loved.
If we sing a song to others,
they will sing a song to us.
let us never forget the “law of the echo.”
What we sow we shall reap.
Sincerely in Christ,