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120. Equity

1. Equity, sometimes called by the Greek termepikeia, interprets the mind of the lawgiver as to thefact and extent of the law's application in a particular case.Laws have to be general; they cannot express details of everypossible case that may in any manner fall under their direction.Lawgivers have their mind and intention on what ordinarily happens.Therefore, in an extraordinary case, the law, which regularly worksfor good, may impose an evil. It is the part of prudence andjustice to interpret the true meaning of the law as touchingextraordinary individual cases, and to discover the spiritof the law when the letter is of dubious or evilapplication. Such interpreting and applying of law are done byepikeia or equity.

2. Epikeia or equity is a virtue. It is apart of the virtue of justice.

"God speaks to us without ceasing by his good inspirations."
The Cure D'Ars

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"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."
St Albert the Great

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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