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    On Aug 6, 2008 ganoba wrote:

    Giving and receiving are complimentary acts. By separating them we create an unnecessary hierarchy. Then giving becomes superior than taking. The giver is a noble person while the one who takes is somehow to be pitied. there is also the question of ownership. we can only give what we truly own. Do we really own anything? All that we have is gift given to us by God in good faith, to be used for the larger good.It is more appropriate then to share what we have with all those who need it. To be a trusty rather than the owner.

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    On Nov 26, 2013 Carol wrote:

     I have re-read your comment many times and each time I have hope it will be permanently etched into my memory. A great message, well said. Thank you.

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