GIVE AND TAKE
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.