Choose a topic from Part 2B:

46. Folly

1. Folly is the opposite of wisdom. Folly is thecontrary of wisdom, whereas fatuity is the sheerabsence of wisdom.

2. Folly is dullness in judging, especially in mattersthat relate to God and the good of the soul. When folly resultsfrom inordinate love and use of earthly things, it is a sin.

3. Since a man's sense is plunged into earthly thingsby lust more than by any other vice, folly is called "thedaughter of lust."

"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."
St Augustine

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"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
Thomas á Kempis

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