Giving versus Withholding

"BECAUSE the demands for help today are numerous and insistent, and seem frequently out of proportion to the average income, many Christian Scientists are finding it increasingly necessary to make their giving in behalf of our beloved Cause a subject of scientific demonstration. It is comforting and reassuring to know that this can be done. To learn how to give scientifically is no less necessary than to learn how to heal scientifically. Both are included in progress. Generally speaking, Christian Scientists stand in need of much spiritual enlightenment regarding giving.

Thanks to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, we have in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," a great axiom which, if we bind it on our hearts and establish it in our thinking, will free us from many of the limitations and restrictions that formerly fettered our giving, and enable us to give with a sense of liberality and love hitherto considered impossible. The statement reads (p. 79), "Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us."

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