gluttons eventually become avaricious. And avarice is the worship of idols
and the offspring of unbelief. It makes excuses for infirmity and is the
mouthpiece of old age. The avaricious person mouths the excuse, "What
if I get sick, what if I grow old."
miser disobeys the gospel while the man of charity spreads his money about
him. The man who claims to possess both charity and money is a self-deceived
fool. The fool always says that he is interested in money to help the poor.
charitable man and a miser met; and the miser said that the other man does
not know how to give to charity.
generous man who has conquered the vice of avarice has no cares in the
world. The miser is trapped by the vice and can never pray freely to God.
avaricious uses almsgiving as the reason for his avarice and he ends up
detesting the poor. He earns money and pretends it is for almsgiving . When
the money comes, his grip holds on to it.