"Then he [Jesus] said to them, “watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions" (Luke 12:15). That verse was about the parable Jesus gave regarding a rich greedy fool. And although our circumstances may be much different than that of a rich fool, we may still desire to grow in the area of desiring the things
we have no real use for.
"If you are serious about overcoming greed and living free from its claws, the first thing you have to do, is acknowledge its reality. Do not say you are exempt from its pull and power, face it, greed affects all of us to one degree or another. When you notice your eyes wandering towards all that glitters and your heart hungering for more more more, admit it! Then pray for wisdom to discern what is a normal, healthy desire and what grows from the sinister drive of old fashioned greed."