10 April 2011

A moist garden of plenty

We repay debts in a leisurely fashion, taking our time and squandering the time in reflection and deliberation of how to repay, in order to dramatize how it is that the gift is a creature of abundance. 
To treat the gift efficiently is to submit the gift giving to the pressures of scarcity, which does away with the conceit of abundance the gift giver and receiver both wish to entertain. The point of the gift giving and the receiving is that the gift is not a necessity, it is rather merely a convenience, and so it endows the parties to the gift exchange with the experience of plenty. 
Every gift giver is praising God's beneficence for placing them into a moist garden of plenty, into a cornucopia.  

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