Is money the root of all evil?

Is money bad? Is it good? Should we avoid it?

"Those who trust in the Divine are altogether different. Though concerned about the morrow, yet are they unconcerned, in that they are not anxious, let alone worried, when they give thought to the morrow. They remain even-tempered whether or not they realize desires, and they do not grieve over loss; they are content with their lot. If they become wealthy they do not become infatuated with wealth; if they are promoted to important positions they do not consider themselves worthier than others. If they become poor they are not made miserable either; if lowly in status they do not feel downcast. They know that for those who trust in the Divine all things are moving towards an everlasting state of happiness, and that no matter what happens at any time to them, it contributes to that state." (Emanuel Swedenborg, Secrets of Heaven 8478)


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"The Lord provides and arranges that the more our thinking and motivation come from heaven, the more our inner spiritual self is opened and developed. It is opened into heaven all the way up to the Lord, and developed in harmony with the things that exist in heaven."

New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine 43