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.

"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"Does our conduct correspond with our Faith?"
The Cure D'Ars

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