Everybody is concerned about piling up much money for himself. Produce and victuals these avaricious folk do not value so highly as money, although they cannot devour it. And yet the world considers money of sole importance, as though body and sole depended on it. God and one's neighbor are despised, and mammon is served.
Martin Luther, What Luther Says, page 972.
Wayne Knolhoff, Director of the Center for Stewardship at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.