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Life in Christ

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IN BRIEF

2551

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”

(

Mt

6:21).

2552

The tenth commandment forbids avarice arising from

a passion for riches and their attendant power.

2553

Envy is sadness at the sight of another’s goods and

the immoderate desire to have them for oneself. It is a

capital sin.

2554

The baptized person combats envy through good-will,

humility, and abandonment to the providence of God.

2555

Christ’s faithful “have crucified the flesh with its pas­

sions and desires” (

Gal

5:24); they are led by the Spirit

and follow his desires.

2556

Detachment from riches is necessary for entering the

Kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”

2557

“I want to see God” expresses the true desire of man.

Thirst for God is quenched by the water of eternal life

(cf.

Jn

4:14).