Chapter 2 - THE FINE ART OF GIVING - 9
PUPIL: It seems to me that the pace you are setting here is going to be
rather severe discipline for me. But since it is to be for only a few weeks,
if I wish, I shall try it. If there is not a big change for the better, both
inside and out, at the end of that time, I can stop. N'est-ce pas?
MASTER: Yes, but please do not enter lightly upon this study. And do not
seek to cultivate an acquaintance with God for the sake of what you will
be able to get from Him. This is a tragic mistake that many people make,
and which is difficult for many of them to rectify.
They seek first to get,
and promise faithfully that they will then give.
But in so doing they have
inverted the Spirit's Law of Compensation, which is good, which is as
just as it is good, and which is as immutable as it is both good and just.