Emotional attachment to earthly things is an insidious evil. It is perfectly natural to appreciate the wonderful things in this creation, as did God while observing His own work. On the sixth day of creation He joyfully proclaimed: “It is good!” But there was no prideful need the wonder of His work fulfilled. In other words, God has no vacuous craving for security or attention, His love for His creation is pure. This is why greed is so ungodly, so evil. Greed is an emotionally based over-attachment to things that is rooted in fear. It is, in essence, a rejection and renouncement of the LORD, Our Provider. Holy Father, forgive my attempts to substitute Your love and care with material treasures. In Your Name and by Your Power, I renounce idolatry, greed, conceit and selfish ambition. Amen.