Echoing one of his fundamental points made in regards to the Church’s approach to the environment, Pope Benedict again called for a measure in the use of our goods. The spiritual life, and the example of Mary were indicated as ways of making this intention a reality. He said that:
“We too, who live in a time of great comfort and possibility, are called to appreciate a sober way of life, to keep our minds and hearts more free to be able to share our goods with our brothers”.
Meanwhile, a bathtub made of Brazilian Amazonian crystal was sold at Harrods for $1, 4 million.