"Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have."
Covetousness, or greed, is known as one of the seven deadly sins. Thomas Aquinas, a famous theologian, says of covetousness: "it is a sin directly against one's neighbor, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking in them…it is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, inasmuch as man contemns things eternal for the sake
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control the world. When will we heed the message from Thomas Aquinas? When will we live in harmony with our neighbors? When can we say, "It's time to change!"?
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