Are you living for Heaven or for all that is here on this Earth? Do you believe in God or do you believe in your financial planner? Having all the things that you feel are necessary is not wrong but their pursuit is distorting from the one thing which alone is needful – our Salvation!
The recommended cure for this illness is poverty or simplicity of life. The more we focus on the Heavenly, and less on the Earthly, the closer we become to God and we experience a balance as Stewards with what God has given us. In summary, one parishioner said it best; “I must reduce my debt, live a simplistic life and focus on Charity as it is my responsibility to give as I am so thankful for what God has given to me.”