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.

"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."
The Cure D'Ars

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."
St Philip Neri

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