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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Daily Inspiration

"We are all given the means of salvation, and the nature of heaven is to provide a place there for all who lead good lives, no matter what their religion may be."

Divine Providence 330:4