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.

"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri

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"To do God's will -- this was the goal upon which the saints constantly fixed their gaze. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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