Chapter 13 - The Divine Giving - p.285
Giving and Accepting
In the last two chapters we have considered the principle of the forgiveness of sin; and having laid this foundation, I would now direct attention to the working of the same principle in other directions. In its essence it is the quality of givingness --- Free Giving, having Simple Accepting for its correlative, for the clear reason that you cannot put a man in possession of a gift if he will not take it. Now a little consideration will show us that Free Giving is a necessity of the very being of the All-originating Spirit. By the very fact that it is All-originating we have nothing to give to it, nothing except that reciprocity of feeling which, as we have seen, is fundamental to the Divine ideal of Man, that ideal which has called the human race into existence.
If, then, we have nothing to give but our love and worship, why not take up the position of grateful and expectant receivers? It simplifies matters and relieves us of a great deal of worry, and moreover it is undoubtedly scriptural. The reason we don't do so is