Greed is an excessive love of worldly goods that leads to an unrestricted desire to acquire material things. We tend to associate it with money, but it can also be manifested in a love of clothes, jewelry, frivolous gadgets, etc. Greed is often a subtle vice, one we easily excuse.
My mom and I went out to brunch with a number of older folks we see at daily Mass. Towards the end of our outing, the matter of payment came up. It was then that Jim, a new acquaintance, found out that Margaret had paid for everyone’s meals.
There’s a common tendency among people today to compartmentalize the different parts of their life. Work is a classic example of this. Five days a week, we haul ourselves out of bed to our computer or the office. Come the weekend, we go, “Whoopee!”