The Baal Shem Tov said: “There are two ways to serve God. One is to separate yourself from people and from the affairs of the world, and to devote yourself wholly to the study of religious books and prayer. This is the safe way. The other way is to mingle with people, to engage in the affairs of the world, and, at the same time, to try and be an example of godliness. This is the more difficult of the two.”
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