Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you;
a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”
Whenever I get hold of a ball, the first thing that I will do is to dribble it. I used to do such thing when I was still a kid. I even remembered the first time that I started dribbling a ball; it was really hard for me to make it bounce for a long time. I would even get irritated at times when the ball slips from my hand and when I get hold of the ball again; I will start dribbling until such time that I will be able to make it bounce for a long time. Dribbling is a matter of using your muscles to thrust the ball forcefully down and expect the ball to quickly bounce back to your hand.
In today’s gospel, I am reminded on how the ball bounces back to your hand when dribbling. The bouncing of the ball depends on the level of intensity or force exerted by the person upon thrusting it. Dribbling a ball is like living your life: “What you do to other people will definitely come back to you.” If you want to experience good things in your life, start doing good deeds now. In doing so, the Lord will also reward you.
Furthermore, let us always be reminded of the golden rule; “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you.”