|Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…|
There are “faces of holiness”—faces of light and vitality—and there are “dark faces” of the “other side,” of depression and idolatry which plague people who are steeped in the lust for money. The root of this lust is a lack of faith that G-d can provide a person with sustenance on even a small pretext, without him having to chase after his living and exert himself to an extreme extent.
|What does this mean to me?|
|In the lesson cited here, Rebbe Nachman offers a stark contrast between the life of a person who is free of money-lust, and the person who is steeped in it. He does not tell us that we will not have to work; he does tell us that we don’t have to kill ourselves to make a living. We can work and be paid and still be filled with spiritual vitality and joy, as long as our pursuit of our livelihood is joined to faith—to the sure knowledge that G-d is the one who provides for us, and that it is not entirely on our shoulders.|
Please, G-d, be merciful,
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