GIVING

Among the manifold blessings brought by Christian Science is the right concept of giving. There is a science and art of giving, to be learned and applied, and they repose upon the understanding of substance as spiritual and not material.

The carnal mind, as Paul uses the term, or mortal mind, as Mrs. Eddy so aptly characterizes this belief of a mind opposed to God, believes matter to be substance. Mortal mind would induce mankind to accumulate and hoard matter under the impression that it is saving substance unto itself. Mortal mind would make mankind reluctant to part with its accumulations and savings, would persuade it to be chary about giving, under the pretense that substance, being material, must be limited in supply. Mortal mind fears that there is not enough substance to meet the needs of all; therefore it tries to force individuals to seize as much material wealth as possible and to hold it against all comers. Hence spring greed, miserliness, theft, robbery, and oppression.

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