The Path of Giving


Why do we need to give? When we give our money for God's cause, would that make Him richer and us poorer? When we give alms to the poor, are we not making them lazy and dependent on us?

The principle of giving and receiving is an integral part of God's system. It is a law of nature, a natural cycle. Water evaporates as it is absorbed for condensation in the clouds. Then the clouds release it in the form of rain to water the earth. As more rain comes down, the earth's supply of water flows from brooks and streams to rivers down to the sea. And the cycle goes on.

Plants and trees need carbon dioxide. We need oxygen. God has established the principle of reciprocal relationship between the plants and us. The plants and trees give oxygen. We breathe out carbon dioxide which plants and trees nee. Once this principle is broken, life ceases to function. Death ensues.

What would happen if the heart stops giving and pumping out blood? The heart itself will die, for its coronary muscles need fresh supply of oxygen. But its capillaries must give up carbon dioxide.


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