Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Karma has been linked in people’s minds to a common explanation for the good or the bad experienced in human life. The word karma itself simply means action. That action can be positive or negative. The acts of today create the fortune or misfortune of the future. The Bible’s words, “As you sow, so shall you reap,” could be the Biblical equivalent of karma.
It has been commonplace in society to say that if a person’s life is going well, it is because of good karma, and if their life is going badly, that person has bad karma. In understanding karma, you should be aware that you are the one who is in charge of creating either good or bad karma in your life. The exception to this is when you align yourself with God, in which case God will begin to remove or neutralize some of the bad karma you are carrying with you, as well as strengthen and/or give more power to the positive karma you have accumulated.