We will be looking at these two steps together, Step 16 On Love of Money, or Avarice, greed… Step 17: On Non-Possessiveness (that hastens one heavenwards), because they represent opposite sides of the same coin. Step 16 describes the spiritual illness, while Step 17 prescribes the spiritual cure. The words of Jesus fittingly introduce their theme:

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth . . . but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6:19-21)

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