Giving and Receiving-Inseparable

The simple act of breathing illustrates a basic point made plain in Christian Science about receiving and giving. For example, we can take a deep breath, but little is gained by trying to hold on to it indefinitely. Until we exhale, our ability to breathe further is limited.

Study of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings shows the same is true of the good that appears in our experience—our expression of the good that God is forever bestowing on man. We should not selfishly hold on to it but share it willingly and wisely. As a verse from a much-appreciated hymn puts it:

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