Are you a giving or a taking man, one with

                                      A bias for the Father or for the Holy Spirit,

                                      Or are you both giving and taking

                                      In approximately equal degrees,

                                      Somewhere in between the absolutes

                                      In a Christian relativity?

                                      The sun gives light and trees bear fruit,

                                      But pure spirit would only partake

                                      Of its own blissful being,

                                      As would the supra-beings

                                      Of the preceding post-Human Millennium.

                                      The further man evolves the less he gives

                                      And the more he takes, thereby

                                      Approximating to the goal of evolution

                                      In passive self-containment.

                                      Doing, by contrast, is more connected

                                      With giving than taking,

                                      And the active are usually those who give the most.

                                      If to give is your bias, know that there is

                                      A higher ideal in taking, especially in partaking of the self,

                                      And that the taking man is potentially, if not actually,

                                      A morally superior and more evolved type of being,

                                      Not the good-for-nothing rogue he may at first appear!

                                      Eventually, there will be no giving but only taking

                                      Or, rather, partaking of pure mind.