The Protection of Giving

"EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." Giving is a divine activity. God ceaselessly gives both to and through His reflection, man; and as the rays of the sun give forth the light which is given to them from the sun, so individual man reflects the divine loveliness and substance which God gives to him. Can there be any place where the divine activity of giving can cease? We know there cannot be, since man exists to express God, the Giver of all good.

In all the divine universe of heavenly giving and reflecting, the sense of getting as applied to self-seeking is unknown. There is nothing Godlike in that attitude of thought; therefore, it must be a false belief. The Christian Scientist needs to be most watchful so that any thought of self-seeking shall be at once detected as a deterrent to spiritual progress, and dismissed from consciousness. Love "seeketh not her own."

Audience with the Divine
November 9, 1935

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