Journey To The Heights! – 7 Deadly Sins taken down by 7 Lively Virtues
Week 5 — Avarice is taken down by Generosity
St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that avarice or greed is the “immoderate or unreasonable desire for riches.” Now the right to own property and explore entrepreneurial opportunities are good things. Even making a profit is fine. So, what makes wealth unreasonable or immoderate, when does it become a sin?
It is when we love these created things more than we love God or our neighbor.
Antidote: Generosity. Generous charity for all is modeled and proclaimed by God. Where is generosity emulated? To help you ponder your standpoint toward wealth, avarice and generosity, check out the week 5 reflection on our Journey to the Heights Lent 2020 page https://olmercy.com/lent/ and look for the short video reflection.