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Mar 14, 2019 4:15 AM 1+ week ago

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Seven Deadly Sins or the Seven Vices - Avarice / WikimediaCommons

Covetousness, the desire to possess the world and dominate it, forcing it to be a slave to one's own desires instead of seeing it as a gift of God to be shared by all, is one of the great sins which we must overcome. It leads us far away from God, generating, in its acceptance, more and more sin, more and more distance between us and God. Its gravity is great, allowing those who knowingly accept its directions to fall into mortal sin.

Those who are close to Jesus, those who follow him, will follow him in justice, seeking the just distribution of goods instead of inordinate attachment to goods which others need. The desire for what is beyond ...

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