Meeting our tax obligations

Each year when the time comes to pay our taxes, it is easy to feel inundated with demands on our funds. Taxation seems to hit us from every angle—sales tax, income tax, property tax. Some may feel strongly that taxes are too high, unfairly distributed, or unnecessary.

Whatever our opinion of taxes, there is a way of approaching the question that puts individual taxation into a whole new perspective. It means we replace the assumption that there are too many demands on our personal funds with a spiritual realization: that man is God's infinitely supplied reflection. As we grasp something of what this implies, we will be better able to realize that we can meet these and any other obligations in a right way. We see more clearly how to follow Christ Jesus' example in demonstrating his teachings. Basic to these teachings is the fact that our true—our spiritual—selfhood is the man of God's creating, unfettered by a sense of frustration or lack.

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