Choose a topic from Part 2B:

36. Envy

1. Envy is sorrow or sadness over another's good,because that good is regarded as something withheld or taken awayfrom the envious person's excellence or reputation.

2. Envy is a sin; it grieves over what charity findscapable of causing joy; it is a spiritual disorder.

3. Envy in its kind (or genus) is a mortal sin, for it isin conflict with the precept of charity. But in the envious personthe sin of envy is mortal only when it is committed with fullknowledge and full consent.

4. Envy is a fruitful source of other sins, and thereforeit is listed with the capital sins.

"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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"A person who rails at God in adversity, suffers without merit; moreover by his lack of resignation he adds to his punishment in the next life and experiences greater disquietude of mind in this life."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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