The message is simple: What you set in motion in life bears an uncanny resemblance to what comes around in your life. In particular, the scripture says it is the measure (attitude) in which you do a thing that establishes the nature of the returning action. To me "the measure" also means the awareness, or the motiveunderneath the initiating action-and that is what determines the nature of the result. This is the clue to understanding the Law of Attraction. It's not only what you do that matters, it's how you do it. The manner in which you give a gift, for example, has everything to do with the resulting activity generated by the giving. Another way of saying this is: The spirit in which you give makes all the difference to your experience. For example, if you give a little and your motivating awareness is to get a lot, you can be sure that you are setting in motion the creation of people, situations or originations who give you a little in order to receive a lot from you. ("With the same measure that you mete.") Catherine Ponder wrote: "In the past I tithed in a haphazard manner so I received haphazard results. I became bitter and decided tithing was not working for me. I now see it was the manner in which I tithed, and the limited state of my thinking. More recently I have begun to tithe faithfully with love and appreciation for what I have to share."