July 21, 2016

I GIVE FREELY

Jul 21 2015Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.  Luke 6:38

We all wish to receive, but how many of us desire to give?  If, as Jesus intimated, receiving is the other end of giving, then the more we give, the more we shall receive.  ‘Who loses his life shall find it.”  We should give the best we have to each other and to the world.  This gift of Life, a conscious letting go of all the tight strings of our being, a loosening of the Divine gifts within us.  Only when we have learned to give all shall we be in a position to receive all.

God “prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, … my cup runneth over.”  Realizing that the table of the Lord is ever spread with the bounty of the Eternal Givingness, and knowing that my inner Shepherd attends my every need, I realize that my cup of joys runs over with the gifts of Life.  Unhesitatingly, I give to others.  I share my kingdom with all.

Today I give myself unstintingly to Life. I unloose the wellsprings of my being and make a complete deliverance of the self to Life.  This I do with joy, withholding nothing.  I shall not do this with any hope of reward, but in the glad joy for the opportunity to increase my own livingness.  Everything that I have belongs to the world.  Giving, I shall receive the world back into my own consciousness.

 

Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

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