TRUE PHILANTHROPY

The word philanthropy is derived from the Greek and means literally "love for mankind; devotion to human welfare; good will to all men." Philanthropy is a beautiful quality, beautiful because its broad generosity does much to help all men.

Although most people think of philanthropy as the actual bestowal of material wealth for noble causes, this is but a limited sense of its true meaning. Certainly the world is better for those whose material resources have been used to improve humanity's condition; but since such bestowals have been impelled by an active desire to do good, the outward manifestation is but the inner grace objectified.

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THE SECRET PLACE
January 19, 1952
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