Life in Christ
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”
The tenth commandment forbids avarice arising from
a passion for riches and their attendant power.
Envy is sadness at the sight of another’s goods and
the immoderate desire to have them for oneself. It is a
The baptized person combats envy through good-will,
humility, and abandonment to the providence of God.
Christ’s faithful “have crucified the flesh with its pas
sions and desires” (
5:24); they are led by the Spirit
and follow his desires.
Detachment from riches is necessary for entering the
Kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”
“I want to see God” expresses the true desire of man.
Thirst for God is quenched by the water of eternal life