Shabbat shalom

… what does it mean that a man is said to treat money, embodied non-being, ‘as if it were God’? What has the lust of grabbing and of laying up treasure in common with the joy in the presence of the Present One? Can the servant of Mammon say Thou to his money? And how is he to behave towards God when he does not understand how to say Thou? He cannot serve two masters – not even one after the other: he must first learn to serve in a different way.

Martin Buber, I and Thou, translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, Scribner Classics, 2000 (1958), 102.

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