The Bullsh*t Bargain

A great post today from Jen Pastiloff at the Manifest-Station. As a teaser to get you to read it, here are some quotes from the article:

“I am not religious at all but I realize when I get that desperate, when I feel as if my life is truly on the line in some way, I realize, in hindsight, that I think if I promise to be “good” for the rest of my life then nothing bad like this will happen to me again.”

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

“The more I think about it, the more I realize that there are no terms. There is no contract that I have ever signed which says if I behave then my life will be graced and I will never get sick, things will never go wrong and people will never die.”

This post really resonated with me, because I used to believe that since I was good, I deserved good things. Jen Pastiloff calls bullshit on that point of view. God, or Karma, or whatever you want to call it, doesn’t work that way.

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