Persons vs. Objects
Man is the only true sacred creature in the eyes of the Lord
We show reverence for “sacred” buildings
Or reverence for the “sacred” laws and regulations
Or reverence for “sacred” territory or land
Or reverence for “sacred” or “holy” books
All these were meant to serve man not to be served by him. “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” (Matthew 2: 27).
In serving objects we ignore persons, and in this servitude is the destruction of man and the dismantling of his divine value. Man is the only creature who carries the image of God. And God became a man not a book or building, so that He can save man not a land. Don’t sacrifice the sacred image of the Creator for the sake of “sacred” objects.