Our ability and authority to give freely

Christ Jesus once said to his disciples, “Freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). Spiritually understood, this teaching shows the precise relationship between the good we receive from God and our ability to give. Since God is infinite, unlimited divine Love, the good He bestows upon us—His spiritual image and likeness—is also unlimited. And therefore, our ability to give is unlimited as well. 

A limited sense of our ability to give often comes from a mistaken belief that we are giving of our own personal selves, or from a limited amount of good that can dry up. But since our source of being, God, is infinite and can never run dry, neither can we. When we realize that the good we give to others is simply the reflected goodness we receive from the infinite Love that is God, there can be no end to our giving, and no limitation resulting from it. 

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