by Brian Carpenter
(This is Part 6 of a series. Click here to begin at Part 1.)
In the quest for the right use of this life and the things of this life, we are often tempted to go to one extreme or the other. We either despise the things of this world and set up for ourselves (and others) a rigid system that says who can have what and how much. Or else we use our liberty as the pretext for the material equivalent of gluttony.