54. The Tenth Commandment: You shall not steal
The state of innocence in which man was created implied that the mind was submitted to God, the weaker powers to reason and the body to the soul. Sin disorganized that privileged harmony and passions were unleashed, which resulted in internal conflict of disorder and tension. This also was the case for the material goods that man needs to survive and develop his life on Earth. Very often, man does not realize his own dignity; what should be in balance becomes chaos. Man forgets that he is worth more than things, and becomes dependent on things. He is not happy with what is necessary and sufficient, which leads him to greed, and thus degrading the person.
Greed can be explained by paganism, which has no hope beyond obsolete assets; but this makes no sense for the Christian person, who flies off with theological hopes beyond time and the ephemeral things of this world. The goal of the Christian person is God and the glory of heaven; he is not satisfied with less than that. Many times, greed often translates in theft and usurpation of the goods of others. This rule is to put in order the inner source of those sins and forbid coveting the goods of others.