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Karma is defined as by Merriam-Webster as, “…the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence.”
My definition is quite different… Mine is that of a 160-pound Rottweiler. I am 47 and never had a pet prior to Karma. He was completely motivated by food, any food, usually in large quantities. His food bowl was a large family casserole container and his drinking bowl was a large 12-quart aluminum pot.
Karma was born on the first day of the millennium, January 1st 2000. We saved him from the Indianapolis Humane Society as a puppy. My wife and I were not Christians at the time, which is reflective of his name.
The most difficult part of becoming reborn in Christ is the changes beyond the physical. It is a change of the heart. I have learned to love deeper, trust and forgive more often, and follow a path inconceivable prior to the change.
Karma developed heartworms and was put to sleep this past Thursday. His breathing was labored. I will never forget his trusting look surrounded by his earthly family as he faithfully and fatally received a lethal injection to end his suffering and advance an inevitable end.
Like us with God, he was in no position to understand the reasoning of these final moments. He could not comprehend our position was that of a higher level of reasoning, forethought, wisdom and primarily of love.
Karma often drove me crazy. He was constantly shedding, always hungry and barking too often at everyone walking past our home. Yet, I will, and do, assuredly miss him.
The Bible does not exclude animals. The original paradise in the Garden of Eden included them. I look forward to seeing him again in paradise restored.
In the end I boldly state… Well done, good and faithful servant, go and share your master’s happiness… Enjoy the kingdom of God!