“I don’t tell you or advise you to despise God’s works, or to think there is anything against your faith in what the good God has made good. But use every kind of creature, and everything this world is equipped with reasonably and moderately… because we are born in the present and reborn for the future, let us not give ourself up to transient goods, but to eternal ones.”
(St. Leo the Great, Sermon 27)