The more you have, the more is required of you

We've talked about the laws of the universe, the Golden Rule being one - "do to others as you would have them do to you." Another one is, "the more you receive, the more is required of you." Being spiritual laws, nobody is about to put you in jail for breaking them, however that does not make them less imperative, in fact they are absolutely inescapable.

One may say, I have a lot, but I have worked hard for it and deserve what I have. This is the voice of what we call personal sense, a self-centered view of existence. The healthier view is God-centered and says, I have received a lot, but only through the goodness, strength and wisdom of something much greater than I. In Jesus' words, "I of mine own self can do nothing. The Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works." 

The self-centered view of existence is much more likely to ignore "the more you receive, the more is required of you," more likely to feel an underlying guilt. The healthier view feels a constant indebtedness to his Maker, and continually strives to give back. There is no chance of self-satisfied complacency with this one, and accusatory guilt finds no place because Love is there.