As you sow

Carl da Costa
Sunday October 28, 2001


Whether the Berkeley City Council passes resolutions or not; whether we, as individuals, support or reject these resolutions; whether we are vocal or silent on the issue of the United States attacking or not attacking Osama bin Laden and the Taliban forces in Afghanistan ? What difference does it make? 

I am not a Christian, nor do I follow any religion. But I do believe in cause and effect, and so do the various scriptures. In the King James version of the Bible, in Galatians 6:7, it is written “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” 

What happened in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 was an effect. The bombing of Taliban forces in Afghanistan is also an effect. Whatsoever Osama bin Laden sowed, it is certain that he shall also reap. Whatsoever anyone of us sows today, that too shall he or she reap. 

It should be somewhat obvious, then, that every moment of our lives we are simply receiving our just harvest. And if this is true, then the issue at hand isn’t one of religion or politics, but rather of agriculture! We can be more careful what we sow. 


Carl da Costa