“God saw that it was good.”  

The creation story resonates with the phrase, “It is good.” All God has created is good and for us, His beloved creatures, to enjoy. It is all so good that we are drawn to these goods and have an inclination to want and desire more. The virtue of temperance aims to bring order to our desires and use of goods. In reality, it liberates us to enjoy them properly and bring balance into our lives. Of course, this does require self-discipline and can be difficult, but the fruit of this virtue in our lives leads to properly experiencing the goods and pleasures of this world. 

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